Peggy’s Weaving Tips > What to do when you can’t get a shed


Crossed warp threads can prevent sheds from opening!

1. Look between the heddles and the reed. 

 


Weaving Error, Crossed Threads A

Weaving Error, Crossed Threads A

2. Look among the heddles. Look carefully, because it’s harder to see crossed threads in the heddles.

Weaving Error, Crossed Threads B

Weaving Error, Crossed Threads B

3. Threads could be twisted or entwined around adjacent threads. Look for this variation of crossed threads.

Remember: Crossed warp threads can prevent sheds from opening!

See previous tip: “Crossed Warp Threads and How to Fix Them.”
More information is in Weaving for Beginners

The above tip is an excerpt from “Weaving for Beginners” and Book 3: “Weaving and Drafting Your Own Cloth”. It is from the Troubleshooting Chapter.

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