The New Warp on the Drum

Silk Warp on Warping Drum - Peggy Osterkamp

Silk Warp on Warping Drum – Peggy Osterkamp

The warp was taken off the reel and rolled onto the drum. You can see the ties for the raddle (group) cross dangling at the end of the warp. Then the raddle was loaded. See the rubberbands on top so the threads don’t come out of the teeth.

Warp Loaded in Raddle - Peggy Osterkamp

Warp Loaded in Raddle – Peggy Osterkamp

The raddle was then clamped onto the loom so beaming could begin. The warp comes off the drum under tension, goes through the raddle and onto the warp beam. The drum is essential to keep all the threads under tension while I crank the beam. Directions for building a warping drum are in my book no. two “Warping your Loom and Tying On New Warps”.

Beaming with the Warping Drum _ Peggy Osterkamp

Beaming with the Warping Drum _ Peggy Osterkamp

2 thoughts on “The New Warp on the Drum

    • Yes, I do back-to-front and think it’s the most efficient, in most cases, and a good method to teach beginners. However, there is a front-to-back chapter in my book for beginners–written by Patricia Townsend. She is an expert and there are many illustrations, of course. Might you try back-to-front sometime?

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