Rather than use lease sticks to hold the threading lease, you can use a long cord to preserve the lease.If you wish to do this, find a long length of heavy string, and thread it through the opening that forms one half of the lease, and then through the opening that forms the other half of the lease. Then knot the two ends of the lease cord securely, making a loop that holds both halves of the lease.Make this loop long enough so that the warp can spread to its full width. For threading the heddles and for tying on new warps, the cord can be stretched taut from one side of the loom to the other, and the threads picked from the lease, which is between the cords. See Figure A.
Figures B and C show an easy way to open a lease that’s held with a lease cord. First, fold the lease cord loop in half. Then hold the cord in one hand while pulling the lease apart with the other hand.
This tip is an excerpt from the chapter “Beaming on a Plain Beam.” in Book 2: “Warping Your Loom and Tying On New Warps“.