Hi, I'm new to the Handspun Handwoven Group. Lately I switched to using my handspun instead of commercial yarn, and finding there are some unique challenges. One of them is sticky warp threads. I have a singles-spun Romney blanket in progress on a 4H Leclerc, set up in a broken twill pattern, and the warp sticks badly on every shed. I didn't use sizing on it before warping. Ok, next time. I had washed the singles for dyeing too and changed my mind. Total recipe for fuzzy warp! But I did discover that changing my tie-up from multiple harnesses on lamms to direct tie-up frees each harness's threads to move freely past the others, and nothing sticks any more. The beater is probably wearing my warp threads somewhat, but I can work in real time rhythm now and the end knots are in sight. I also switched mid-project to using a big ski-type shuttle instead of a boat shuttle, ensuring a clean weft shot. Anyone else have similar experience with direct tie-up? I want to use it for all handspun wool projects now.