Rather messy looking? Yes, but after only a few minutes....(as in less than 5)
the loops are untangled and the warp is ready to be beamed. Knowing that the mess is really not much of a mess makes tackling it less traumatic. Also knowing that a thread under tension is a thread under control means that there is less trepidation when beaming a warp, even one of 2/16 cotton at 32 epi, 13 meters long like this one.
The warp is 24.5 inches wide (or so) and it was wound in two sections. Each section is weighed with its own weight. The warp took less than 45 minutes to beam, including stops for phone calls and setting a bunch of wool skeins into the washing machine to soak for the upcoming dye day tomorrow.
currently reading Intruder by C. J. Cherryh