Long dobby chains

Is there any downside to weaving with a really long dobby chain, any special precautions to take?  I am looking at a draft that probably requires 60-80 dobby bars.  I am guessing they will hit the floor.  do they tend to tangle or do things go pretty smooth? the draft I am considering uses tabby so I have to use a bar for every other pic.



Posted on Sun, 02/26/2012 - 20:21

Yes, the down side is the weight of the chain.  Just be careful when advancing and make sure that the chain doesn't hang up on itself.  My dh built me a gizmo that allowed me to run very long chains (140 or so, all the lags I had) without any difficulty - until I switched over to a computer control.  :)