Ask Madelyn: Twisting Threads

HELP! I’m warping for a rep-weave runner using 10/2 pearl cotton at 60 epi, 5 ends/dent in a 12-dent reed. Never having woven rep before, I had no idea how difficult this was going to be. I’ve sleyed the reed and threaded the heddles. The problem is that the threads are twisting between the reed and the heddles […]

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Ask Madelyn: epi and Heddles

I read the patterns for a project and one of the things that confuses me is, say you have a 12-dent reed and you are told to put two ends in a dent to make it 24 ends. Now what do you do with these when it comes to putting them through the heddles? Do […]

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Ask Madelyn: Uneven Warp Ends

I warp from front to back. I have found that no matter what I do, my warp ends are at different lengths once they are threaded through the heddles. If I have a fairly wide warp, I usually wind more than one chain. Because of the way the chokes are tied to the front beam, the threads in […]

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