Sunday, December 25, 2011
My red plastic comb warping assistant
My red plastic comb, taped to the top of my frames, with the teeth out in front of the closest frame to the beater, holds the threads I've unwound from a 2 inch section on the warp beam. Each thread is in the place where it came through the tension box, as I wound it on the back beam yesterday.
It is so easy to keep the ends in order, and to look for my next heddle. The threads do not slip out of the comb, until I pick one. As I move across the warp, I untape and reattach the comb where it will be most convenient to access the threads.
It's so simple, I'm embarrassed to admit how much time this saves me. I was so excited when I posted about my "trick" that I'm sure I raised expectations. I hope this isn't too disappointing. But I've never been able to master any other method that made warping faster and still accurate for me. I do hope someone out there will find it useful, too.