Saturday, July 28, 2012
Fudge one place and you usually wind up having to fudge somewhere else. So it is with this warp.
The yarn is 2/16 unmercerized cotton at 32 epi. It is sleyed 4 per dent in an 8 dent reed.
Tossing two of the ends out of the left hand grey stripe means that the last dent would have contained 2 ends instead of 4. From past experience I know that this will lead to a nasty selvedge as the density will be all wrong.
I could have just tossed the last two blue ends off the warp, but instead I chose to toss two grey threads from the second from left grey stripe. This makes both of those stripes the same width. It also gives me two 'extra' grey ends I can use - if I need them - for repair ends as the end of the warp comes up off the warp beam. Not exactly the lesson I had expected to present to my student, but.....
A good teacher should be able to show how to get around these little bumps in the road, right?
Currently reading Cabal by Michael Dibdin