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Jul 9, 2017 09:51:51   #
amoamarone
 
No matter how careful I am, things always get twisted. Still a new weaver, I don't know how to fix it, so I untwist when I advance my warp. Clearly I need to take a class on warping. Oh well, this is for a color study class at the MAFA convention and I may not even finish it. I am in the middle of moving, so I don't have time to fuss with it much. It will work ok to learn what I need to learn. I also have some tension issues but those I can resolve when I tie onto the front beam. Sigh.


 
Jul 9, 2017 10:29:23   #
jenjoyo
 
I warp from front to back. There is always a little twisting, but I can usually straighten things out when I tie on in the back. I also use lease sticks to provide more tension between the back beam and the heddles. The sticks help straighten out any twists in the warp. Warping can be frustrating. I think the most important thing is to have good, even tension. Good luck!
Jul 9, 2017 11:41:39   #
mama879
 
What are you using to warp a peg or a warping board. I warp from back to front also and use a peg. I have not used a board yet. It does take time to warp I just go real slow.
Jul 9, 2017 13:05:53   #
amoamarone
 
jenjoyo wrote:
I warp from front to back. There is always a little twisting, but I can usually straighten things out when I tie on in the back. I also use lease sticks to provide more tension between the back beam and the heddles. The sticks help straighten out any twists in the warp. Warping can be frustrating. I think the most important thing is to have good, even tension. Good luck!


I'm going to try front to back next time.
Jul 9, 2017 13:08:00   #
amoamarone
 
mama879 wrote:
What are you using to warp a peg or a warping board. I warp from back to front also and use a peg. I have not used a board yet. It does take time to warp I just go real slow.


I used a warping board and did a bit at a time so that I could try to prevent this from happening I did it slowly, carefully laying it across the loom to make sure it was straight. Still twisted. I know they have classes. I want to take one.
Jul 9, 2017 15:11:18   #
mama879
 
amoamarone wrote:
I used a warping board and did a bit at a time so that I could try to prevent this from happening I did it slowly, carefully laying it across the loom to make sure it was straight. Still twisted. I know they have classes. I want to take one.


Do you have a peg. II think you might do a bit better with that it does not look to wide and I have put many yds long on my loom that way. The warping board makes me confused.
 
Jul 9, 2017 15:55:04   #
amoamarone
 
mama879 wrote:
Do you have a peg. II think you might do a bit better with that it does not look to wide and I have put many yds long on my loom that way. The warping board makes me confused.


Too much for a peg. The photo was just one small section.


Jul 9, 2017 21:21:15   #
mama879
 
ops. lol Sorry I thought it was a small project.
Jul 10, 2017 07:51:38   #
Pam in LR
 
jenjoyo wrote:
I warp from front to back. There is always a little twisting, but I can usually straighten things out when I tie on in the back. I also use lease sticks to provide more tension between the back beam and the heddles. The sticks help straighten out any twists in the warp. Warping can be frustrating. I think the most important thing is to have good, even tension. Good luck!


Me, too. All that twist works to the front of the loom when winding onto the back beam and I comb it out as I go. I straighten out the very last of it when I tie onto the front rod.
Jul 10, 2017 08:57:08   #
Babalou (a regular here)
 
I tension as I go, usually warping front to back. I was taught to take a wooden dowel and wrap sections of the yarn around and tug. I do this for each big turn. One time working from left to right, the next right to left, then from the middle out. Once I tug across, then I wind to the back. It takes time but I find I don't have to fiddle with the tension once I am weaving.
Jul 10, 2017 08:59:25   #
Longtimer (a regular here)
 
Try this:
Warping All By Yourself
Cay Garrett
Distributed by Interweave Press
Copyright 1974
New ISBN 0-930670-01-9
Previous ISBN 0-913664-03-0
 
Jul 10, 2017 09:01:57   #
Woodstockgranny
 
I am curious. Do you tie off every ten or twelve threads (at the cross) while your project is on the warping board? If so, do you then transfer those to a raddle? As long as you work from the cross I'm trying to imagine how they get out of order. Beautiful colors!
Jul 10, 2017 09:15:12   #
Babalou (a regular here)
 
Longtimer wrote:
Try this:
Warping All By Yourself
Cay Garrett
Distributed by Interweave Press
Copyright 1974
New ISBN 0-930670-01-9
Previous ISBN 0-913664-03-0


Thanks for the reminder of this book, it really is a good one and I bought it when I first started weaving.
Jul 10, 2017 12:09:35   #
spinninggill (a regular here)
 
Looks like the twist is occurring on the warping board,at the cross over, or perhaps when you take the warp off to dress the loom, you are twisting the warp as you thread it.
Jul 10, 2017 12:56:25   #
amoamarone
 
Pam in LR wrote:
Me, too. All that twist works to the front of the loom when winding onto the back beam and I comb it out as I go. I straighten out the very last of it when I tie onto the front rod.


I will definitely try front to back next time!
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