Dobby loom threading and pegging question.

Hello,

I am new to dobby loom weaving, I just bought my first 16 harness, 60" wide AVL dobby. I am transitioning from a 4 harness Norwood and LeClerc. How do I thread the dobby loom for just plain weave with 16 harnesses and how do I peg the dobby for plain weave?

Thanks so much!

Comments

Posted on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 22:58

If you wish you can thread your dobby on just 2 or maybe better 4 shafts for plain weave. Peg your bars for only the shafts threaded.

There is absolutely NO requirement that you thread all shafts every time - when doing the chain, peg only those shafts in use and the others will remain at rest causing no difficulty.

Posted on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 23:05

ah yes, thank you Sarah, I have just figured this out in the last hour. I took off 12 harnesses. My epi is 8 (for a weft faced rug) so I can't stretch that over 16 harnesses. Next time I will have to take that into account. So use to weaving on 4 harnesses.

 

Thank you!!