Warp weighted heddles
Hi! My name is Audrey. I'm not in the SCA, but I have friends who are/have been. I'm putting together a warp weighted loom for our church's Bethlehem re-creation thing. I've put it up maybe 4 times out of the last 6 productions. We didn't put Journey to Bethlehem last year, and everything went to storage. But now I'm starting from scratch. I'm still in the planning stages and the loom is still in storage. I've always had a problem with the heddle(s). The best way I've been able to work them was to do "knitted" heddles, but the last time I did that was 3? maybe 4 years ago, so I kind of forget. I have the article from early period about it and I think I followed the instructions on that last time. I wanted to do a twill sett this year. Maybe a 2/2 or a 1/3 or a 3/1. I've just done plain weave the other times. My pattern books are all for modern looms. Does the open shed count as one of what would be a shaft on a floor loom in the pattern draft? I'd think so, but not sure.