Sunday, June 28, 2009
Warping tip from one of you!
Yet another rainy day here in Maine. I am certainly getting much done in my studio these days!! Freshly dyed warps here.
Here is a tip for sectional warpers from Kathy in VT:
"At a pet store, you can buy plastic tubing for use in aquariums. It's about a quarter of an inch in diameter, I'm guessing. It is just the right size to fit over the metal dividers on the sectional beam. Cut it into short lengths (4-5 inches). For each section that you are about to fill with yarn, attach one end of tube to the left metal divider, then bend it and attach the other end to the divider on the next (empty) section adjacent to the section you are filling. Do this for all the dividers on both the left and right sides. Each tube creates a barrier so that threads cannot overstep the divider and wind into the wrong section. Then remove the tubes and do this with the next section to be warped."
The photos here show the plastic tubing and how to set it up on the sectional beam posts.
Anyone else want to send me a handy hint?? Please do so. Photos help to tell the story.
Happy weaving, Sarah