I want to do a “double-doubleweave” wall hanging project on my 8-shaft loom. The layers are not to be connected except at the beginning to facilitate hanging. I am using carpet warp in four colors (one for each layer) as a warp, and I have sleyed them 4 to a dent in an 8-dent reed. I need to know how to thread, tie up, and treadle this project so each of the layers will weave in plain weave and the warp of each layer will be one of the four colors. Hope this isn’t too confusing.
I’d need to know more about what you hope to accomplish with your wall hanging to answer your questions completely. However, I can give you some steps to start with. First of all, your sett needs to be four times the sett for plain weave in a single layer to weave four layers. Your current sett (32 total epi) is 8 ends per inch in each layer. 8/4 cotton carpet warp needs to be sett closer than that; I'd try 16 ends per inch per layer: sley 8/dent (64 total ends per inch) in an 8-dent reed.