Peggy’s Weaving Tips > Try Tying On New Warps This Way

I have been very unhappy that an illustration in my Book #2, Warping Your Loom & Tying On New Warps, wasn’t correct. I found the correct version of the illustration in my own Book #3, Weaving & Designing Your Own Cloth. It’s on page 43.

The incorrect illustration is  in the Tying On New Warps chapter, right at the beginning. (Page 99, Figure 142.)  It is meant to show the concept for tying on new warp threads BEHIND THE HEDDLES. It really is a much better way of doing it. Most weavers don’t know about this method.  Here is the way the illustration should be.

Tying on New Warps on the Loom B
Tying on New Warps on the Loom B

Tying On New Warps:
Read details of how to do it in a previous tip and in the chapter beginning on page 99, in Book #2, Warping Your Loom & tying On New Warps. I recommend tying the two warps together behind the shafts.
Here’s an overview of the technique: While the old warp is still threaded in the heddles and the reed, knot together one end from your new warp to its matching end in the old warp.

Work at the back of the loom after the new warp has been beamed on to the warp beam. After the knots are tied, pull the warp forward and ease the knots through the heddles and the reed. Then the weaving can begin. Ideally, the old cloth is still on the cloth beam, but you can use this method even if it has been cut off. Before you cut off the warp, read the chapter
in Book #2, so you’ll know how to prepare the old warp to make the job convenient and accurate. See Figure 61 for an idea of how this process works.

2 thoughts on “Peggy’s Weaving Tips > Try Tying On New Warps This Way”

  1. Thank you for the picture and explanation. I am going to try this right now. You made it look simpler than it sounds. Wish me luck!

    • Good luck. I hope you like the method. Remember it will take time. Let me know if you have any questions that I should make clear when I reprint the book one day. thanks so much,


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