I'm on my first warp on my new WDL. I tied this warp on by laying the threads onto the sandpaper beam, which worked great and I'm weaving away at my sample. That said, I couldn't quite figure out how to get the threads off of the sandpaper beam and onto the cloth storage rod once a bit had been woven in the beginning so I'm allowing the cloth to wrap around the sandpaper beam for this short warp.
I'm sure I'm missing something simple. Do I need to allow enough loom waste to reach the cloth storage beam from the very start (i.e., drape the threads over the sandpaper beam, having them hang over long enough to tie on)? When I tried to bring the cloth storage rod up over the sandpaper beam to tie on in the very beginning, the Texsolv cords got caught on the sandpaper and caused all kinds of tension havoc, so I'm guessing that's not right. Any advice from AVL owners out there? This sandpaper beam is a new experience for me. Thanks!