Peggy’s Weaving Tips > Making the path on the warping board

Warping Board Path A

Warping Board Path A

On a warping board, establishing the path is a simple matter of carrying the guide string back and forth to measure out your warp’s length. Any arrangement can be made as long as all the warp threads measure out equally along the length of the guide string and there are pegs for the leases at each end. See Figures A, B, and C. If you warp your loom from back-to-front you need two leases. Front-to-back warping uses just one.

Warping Board Path B

Warping Board Path B

 

 

 

Whether you make one lease o

Warping Board Path C

Warping Board Path C

r two, it’s more efficient to use the pegs sequentially, up to the length you need, as in Figure D rather than randomly.

Warping Board Path D

Warping Board Path D

 


More Information in “Weaving for Beginners”

The above tip is an excerpt from  Book 1: “Winding a Warp and Using a Paddle”.


3 thoughts on “Peggy’s Weaving Tips > Making the path on the warping board

  1. I just wonder, what do you do when your warp is of such length that your warping pegs fill up. I’m having a terrible time with the yarn popping off of the pegs. I’ve pushed back and pushed back….I still have 100 ends to warp on a 360 ends warp. Any tips of tricks?

    • Peggy says to make the warp in sections. In other words, make smaller warps and combine them. Look up bouts in the index of my book for beginners.

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