Indispensable tools for warping the loom. There are a choice of warping posts, heddle and reed hooks, and of course the essential autodenter.Continue reading...
Warping up a loom can seem quite daunting, especially for beginner weavers. It is important to measure the yarn to equal lengths using a constant tension and the best way to achieve this is by using warping posts (or pegs), a warping board or a warping mill. Warping posts include upright pegs which can be secured to a table top with a bracket. The yarn is wound from one post to another to create the lengths of warp.
Warping frames incorporate the pegs around a frame and the warp yarn is wound from the top pegs, left to right between the pegs at the edges down to the pegs at the bottom. The yarn is turned back on itself at the last peg before reversing the process back up to the top.
A warping mill can be utilised to wind off particularly long lengths of warp. It incorporates a number of pegs mounted on a rotating framework. The yarn is wound around the top set of pegs and as the mill is rotated the yarn is fed down around the body of the frame to a second set of pegs. At the last peg, the yarn is turned back on itself to repeat the process is reverse back up around the framework to the first peg.
Place cardboard pirns or shuttle bobbins over the shaft of the Bobbin winder to quickly and evenly load them with weaving yarns.