Peggy’s Weaving Tips > Special tricks for tying onto the apron rod


Lash another rod to the apron rod with sturdy cord. You’ll find it easier to tie on your warps. This way you don’t have to jam many threads into the few, small, V-shaped spaces along the apron.When you’re ready to tie on, slip off any lashing that extends beyond the width of the warp. If you don’t, the apron rod may bow under the tension of the warp. You can easily slip the lashing back on the apron rod for a wider warp at a later time. The figures make this clear.Tying onto the Apron Rod

tying the Warp on the Loom A

Tying the Warp on the Loom A

If your loom has an apron with a rod running through a pocket at the edge, you’ll find it easier to tie on your warps if you lash another rod to the apron rod with sturdy cord. This way you don’t have to jam many threads into the few, small, V-shaped spaces along the apron.When you’re ready to tie on, slip off any lashing that extends beyond the width of the warp. If you don’t, the apron rod may bow under the tension of the warp. You can easily slip the lashing back on the apron rod for a wider warp at a later time. The figures make this clear.Remember: To keep apron rods from bowing, slip off the apron cords beyond the width of the warp. they can easily be slipped back on for wider warps.

Tying the Warp on the Loom B

Tying the Warp on the Loom B

Remember: To keep apron rods from bowing,
slip off the apron cords beyond the width of the warp.
They can easily be slipped back on for wider warps.

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This tip is from Book 2:  “Warping Your Loom and Tying On New Warps” and “Weaving for Beginners”


 

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Peggy’s Weaving Tips > Special tricks for tying onto the apron rod

  1. Peggy, thank you for solving a mystery for me. My front apron rod always looks like a mess – as if it is warped. however, when I remove my woven fabric, its straight. I guess its because I have it tied on along its entire length! I am going to give your suggestion a try this weekend. Many thanks.

  2. I tried this for the very same reasons and it works wonderfully. It’s actually very logical too. Why tie on to more than you need?

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