Thursday, February 2, 2012
Weaveblah asked about the warping valet - since my ceilings are fairly low, I got Doug to install a bar that hangs from the ceiling. The warp goes under the breast beam and over the valet. The Leclerc looms all have removeable breast beams, so Doug secured it with a bracket in order to allow the warp to run underneath it.
Kati Meek has a book called Dance With Your Loom which details what she calls a warping trapeze which is essentially the same thing although it is attached to the loom instead of the ceiling. She calls that a high bar trapeze (I think - the book is on loan right now).
I started using this tool quite a few years ago after seeing one in Sweden and the name of the tool was translated for me as 'warping valet'.
For more info on how I use this, click on the 'warping valet' tag to the right hand side - scroll down....way down!