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  • in reply to: Winding with 5 threads #84253
    rooneymt
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      I finally found the photo I was looking for. It seems like searching for topics is extremely sensitive to wording. For instance when I search for “winding with multiple threads” it sends you off to all these other topics that I’m not looking for. When I’m searching for something I’m not always sure which exact words to use. If I use “ends” I find it but if I use “threads” I don’t. I wish things were more user friendly. Thank you….

      in reply to: Winding with 5 threads #84252
      rooneymt
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        I searched the forum and indexes and couldn’t find it. I click on your link and I get an error that Safari can’t open the link. Maybe I’m not searching the forum correctly but when I use key words I still can’t find it. All I find is my post. Maybe it’s the hot weather but this is rather frustrating navigating this forum and finding info. Shouldn’t I find the topic you mentioned by typing “warping with multiple ends” in the search bar?????

        in reply to: WTH!!! #83876
        rooneymt
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          I’m fairly new too. One reason I upgraded from a rigid heddle to a loom was because of the raddle. It makes warping soooooo much easier! I have an Ashford Jack which comes with a raddle on the rear beam. I didn’t think warping could be any easier till I tried Jane’s method. I didn’t want to buy a raddle since I already had one so I built one out some nice wood I had. It’s really easy to build. And I’m sooooo glad I did!

          Jane’s method of keeping the crossing sticks “behind” the raddle as  you wind the warp makes the neatest warp I’ve ever done! I haven’t done 27 yards like she does, but her method of placing books on the end of the warp as you wind to keep it tight works soooooo well! For me I used a top of a folding tray with a two gallons of stain on it :))

          If you don’t have a raddle I highly recommend you getting one….I know you won’t regret it! Best of luck!

          in reply to: Season 2 Asymmetry Questions #83100
          rooneymt
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            Thank you for your response!

            If I’m doing two colors with 4 picks each, you don’t do the “dive the dip jump the bump” do you? Both shuttles are on opposite sides when you change colors so there’s no dip/bump to do? When I’m throwing shuttle from left to right with shafts 2-4 up, I am scalloping up over the other color and the pick starts over the outer selvedge thread. And the other shuttle is on the opposite side so there’s no dip/bump.

            And after I do 4 picks with the first color, the same thing happens with the other shuttle. I’m now going to throw right to left. But if I alternate treadles like I need to to, shafts 2-4 are up rather than shafts 1-3. So in this case, I’m scalloping over the first color, and when I do my pick I’m going right to left and “under” the end selvedge thread.

            I don’t see a way around this??? When doing even picks and starting the shuttles on opposite side won’t this always happen?

            I hope this makes sense!

            in reply to: Season 2 Asymmetry Questions #83017
            rooneymt
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              Thank you….I finally got the “dive the dip and jump the bump” down! 😂

              But I do have two questions for treddles sequence. First if I’m doing 4 one color then 4 another color, I’m assuming I’m alternating treddles each time. This means if I start the first color going from right to left with shaft 2&4, when I start the second color I’ll be lifting shafts 3&4 and the second color won’t go over the end warp thread. I’m assuming that isn’t a problem since you are scalloping?

              Second question is when Jane is switching colors. If she ties up after doing a pick from left to right, lifting shafts 1&3, she switches the tie up for the second color to the opposite side so she doesn’t have a big bump. I’m assuming she isn’t lifting the same shafts 1&3 up again? So if she’s lifting shafts 2&4 she will be throwing the shuttle from left to right and under the end warp thread. I guess this is OK since she tied the thread to the selvedge?

              I’m used to always going over the end warp thread. But I guess there are times you need to switch it and go under.

              Thanks for all the assistance!

              in reply to: Season 2 Asymmetry Questions #82551
              rooneymt
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                I diagramed the weaving. I don’t see Jane do it or at least I don’t think I do. But it appears when I start the second color I have to do one of those bump things?😂 since I do two picks in a row the same direction, the end warp thread will always be up? So I need to move the new color over the old color when I come back with the new color?

                Maybe Jane is doing it so fast I don’t notice? Or maybe it doesn’t matter?

                in reply to: Season 2 Asymmetry Questions #82425
                rooneymt
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                  Thank you so much for the info! I thought I was on the right track but then I started micro analyzing everything! :))

                  I do have one more question with treadling in regards to scalloping the selvedges. I’m doing the asymmetry example of a pattern of 4 light gray and 4 dark gray using a tabby tie up of 1&3 and 2&4. I start my first color on the right lifting shafts 2&4. I go over the outer thread. I go back and forth 4 times. Now my  first shuttle is back on the right side.

                  Then I go to the other shuttle on the other side. If I keep the treadle sequence going which is back to lifting shafts 2&4, I go under the outer thread. Only way to go over the thread is to duplicate the same treadle which was 1&3. But then I end up with two picks that identical.

                  My right side scallops are on the outer thread but my left scallops are on the inner thread. I guess does it matter if you’re not going over the outer thread when scalloping? Thanks!

                  rooneymt
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                    I may have missed it, but what size is your shuttle? Schacht makes a standard 11″ shuttle but they also have a mini 9″ shuttle. I’m assuming you are referring to the 11″? Thank you so much!!!

                    rooneymt
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                      Hi….I have an Ashford Jack. The raddle is part of the back beam. The twist is in front of the raddles rather than behind as in your video. I’ve only been for 6 months and I’ve followed the way the Ashford video shows. They do two twists. One for the raddle and one for the heddle.

                      So after I’ve wrapped the warping rod and raddle, Ashford has you removed the sticks in the twist and start winding the warp. Then when I get to the heddle twists you stop winding, reinsert the sticks into the twists and cut the ends. This seems to work fine for threading the heddles. But the thread is slightly twisted between my heddles and raddle. I haven’t used difficult yarn such as mohair and am wondering that will cause a problem with weaving? Or is the main thing to have the yarn wound tight and even and fairly close?

                      Also what is your take on using warping sticks rather than paper? My largest project is the one I’m working on now which is only 6.5 yards long.

                      If you think it’s important to only to have one twist and have the raddle in front of the twists I will change my process. But it makes it a bit more “messy” having to clamp the raddle on top rather than mount it at the rear as designed. And the same goes with the wrapping sticks. They appear to me much easier to use than trying to keep the paper straight.

                      Thanks for the all the info! I’ve learned so much “fine tuning”. Hopefully I’m not being too anal with the location of my raddle in regards to the twist sticks! :))

                      in reply to: Thoughts on 1.1 – Making a Good Warp – Introduction #157691
                      rooneymt
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                        I have an Ashford warping board which I do enjoy. However with the size of the pegs I have to wind the wraps in sections. The warping mills look way cool! However I was wondering if I’d be able to wind the entire warp as one piece? For instance the project I’m working on now is 6.5 yards long with 400 wraps. Would a warping mill be able to do this in one section? Or perhaps I’m better of smaller warps regardless of the type of board? Thanks so much for all the info!!!

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