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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

50 Yards

So what does a 50 yard long warp look like?  Like this.

Sectional beaming - the only way to go in this instance imho...

No, this isn't the longest warp I've ever done.

In spite of Life Happening in a mild sort of way, I have managed to get this warp nearly done the beaming part of the process.  I think there are 5 more sections to fill.

My sectional beam is in 1" sections.  Ultimately it means more winding (twice as much as a beam with 2" sections) but it also means I don't have to have as many yarn packages.  Since this warp is 32 epi, if I were beaming 2" at a time I would need to have 74 yarn packages.

This warp is going to use up 32 epi x 44 sections each 50 yards (plus) long = 70,400 + yards - or about 10 pounds of yarn.

With about 1400 ends, it has taken me a couple of hours to beam this much with another 10 minutes or so to finish it off.  (My neck muscles are beginning to protest so I need to stop for a while and do something else.)

Threading will take about 3-4 hours, then an hour or so to sley and tie the warp to the front apron rod.

I am hoping I can finish beaming and at least strip the loom so that threading can begin.  I might even get one repeat done yet today, but at 3 we are attending a memorial service.  While life may go on, it is good to stop and remember one whose journey has ended...


Anonymous said...

Hi, Thank you for your interesting posts. I'm loving your blog. I do have a question If you do not mind? I'm new to weaving and I'm about to finish warping my 2" sectional beam. I would like to know if I used less threads per inch in each section would that be a problem? I did use a tension box.
Thank you

Laura Fry said...

Fill the section with as many ends as you need for two inches of warp.