I don't know why my posts are doubling!
Thanks, Kirstin: I really appreciate your help. I want to understand how to pre-sley so I can do it on my own (without the hyphen, I keep reading "Presley," as in Elvis!). I wound the warp one thread at a time: does that mean I actually have 216 units to presley across an 18" weaving width (x 8 dents/inch, so there are a total of 144 dents to use). Maybe I don't understand what an "end" is: whether taking a thread from the cross counts as 1 or 2. 144 x 3 = 432, the total number of threads. A weaver friend said to presley 2-4-2-4, but didn't explain how she arrived at that number.
Thanks, Kirstin: I really appreciate your help. I want to understand how to pre-sley so I can do it on my own (without the hyphen, I keep reading "Presley," as in Elvis!). I wound the warp one thread at a time: does that mean I actually have 216 units to presley across an 18" weaving width (x 8 dents/inch, so there are a total of 144 dents to use). Maybe I don't understand what an "end" is: whether taking a thread from the cross counts as 1 or 2. 144 x 3 = 432, the total number of threads. A weaver friend said to presley 2-4-2-4, but didn't explain how she arrived at that number.
I am trying to spread the warp on my first ever weaving project on my Glimakra Ideal.
I have your books (Learning to Warp Your Loom, and Tying Up the Countermarch Loom).
I am attempting "My First Towels" (p. 9), but I have an 8 dent reed. I don't understand why the 12 dent reed would be pre-sleyed as 4-0-4-0, so I can't work backwards to figure out what I would pre-sley my 8 dent reed at.
I tried to follow the directions on the bottom half of the box on p. 18.
1. If I'm using an 8-dent reed, the number of dents available to me in 18 inches of weaving width is 18 x 8, or 144.
2. Yet the second step asks me to divide that number by the number of units (#2 from first half of box), which for this project would be 432 divided by 2, or 216. But wouldn't result in a fraction? How does that help me figure out how to pre-sley my warp?
I apologize for being so dense, and I'm sure I must have misunderstood something somewhere! But can you help me understand?
Thanks in advance for your time!
Marjorie
I am trying to spread the warp on my first ever weaving project on my Glimakra Ideal.
I have your books (Learning to Warp Your Loom, and Tying Up the Countermarch Loom).
I am attempting "My First Towels" (p. 9), but I have an 8 dent reed. I don't understand why the 12 dent reed would be pre-sleyed as 4-0-4-0, so I can't work backwards to figure out what I would pre-sley my 8 dent reed at.
I tried to follow the directions on the bottom half of the box on p. 18.
1. If I'm using an 8-dent reed, the number of dents available to me in 18 inches of weaving width is 18 x 8, or 144.
2. Yet the second step asks me to divide that number by the number of units (#2 from first half of box), which for this project would be 432 divided by 2, or 216. But wouldn't result in a fraction? How does that help me figure out how to pre-sley my warp?
I apologize for being so dense, and I'm sure I must have misunderstood something somewhere! But can you help me understand?
Thanks in advance for your time!
Marjorie
Sally, thanks for such a clear explanation of what happened/what to do about it!
Catrinka, I feel your pain! I've been struggling to dress my 4 shaft loom, also. So far, so good: but I haven't begun threading yet, and I know there are 2 broken warp threads!