New Weaver with Question about The Threads going through the Reed

I am warping my Gallinger loom for the first time. My project, a scarf in Tabby weave, will be 14" wide. My yarn is 18 threads per inch. My Reed is a 12 dent. Therefore, I have slayed my reed with the sequence of 2 - 1 - 2 - 1 - etc. My question is, when I am weaving, will the 2 threads in a reed slot have to pass by each other with each change of the harnesses? I suppose this really works. . . I'm not sure I am using the right words to explain this. . . I have not threaded the heddles yet but will be threading 1- 2- 3- 4- etc. for Tabby weave.

  I just want to know if the two threads in each reed slot can pass by each other, back and forth, as I change the harnesses and do the weaving. . . It would make more sense to my pea-brain if I could put one warp end in each dent, but that would space them too far apart.



Posted on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 00:23

Thanks, Laura.

I have been working for 2 days on getting the reed slayed and the heddles threaded! Finally got it all done. Back-breaking! Now I'm winding it on the beam, but I don't have enough cardboard to separate the layers of warp. Tomorrow I will run to our only office supply store to see if they have it. But I am getting excited now. I've had this loom for 2 years and I'm finally getting time to get started!

Posted on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 17:17

Yeah Ann!

I am a new weaver as well and am on project number 3.  I have a rigid heddle loom and a floor loom.  Keep asking questions and keep weaving.  Don't bemoan mistakes too much...learn from them.  I keep my mistakes in front of me (misthreaded, mistreadled cloth pieces) because I don't want to get to cocky and think I know what I am doing.

Those pieces keep me careful but greatful as well.  There is so much to learn.  Be patient.  One day at a project at a time.