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xx   LOOM

Tip: Add extra warp ends or repair ends by winding warp on an empty cone and then place another cone on top to add both weight and tension.
HANDWOVEN Mar 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 10

Tip: Suggestions for tying warp ends to the front rod so that you easily get excellent tension with minimum adjustment.
HANDWOVEN Mar 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 10

Tip: How to warp a loom with a wind-on back beam all by yourself.
HANDWOVEN Mar 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 11

Tips that will help you avoid or correct winding and threading errors.
HANDWOVEN Nov 1981 (v.2#5) pg. 66

Shed corrections. Three common problems that cause a poor shed and suggested solutions.
HANDWOVEN Jan 1982 (v.3#1) pg. 78

An integrated approach to warping. Description of an apparatus you can build to speed up the warping of a 60" loom.
HANDWOVEN May 1982 (v.3#3) pg. 30

A complete guide to warping methods.
HANDWOVEN May 1982 (v.3#3) pg. 64

How to warp a rigid heddle loom.
HANDWOVEN May 1982 (v.3#3) pg. 73

How to correct uneven warp tension.
HANDWOVEN May 1982 (v.3#3) pg. 84

How to correct warp end breakage and treadling errors.
HANDWOVEN Sep 1982 (v.3#4) pg. 22

Hints for easier warping.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1982 (v.3#5) pg. 17

How to calculate the sett for a twill.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1983 (v.4#4) pg. 20

Tip on marking your warp when threading a loom so that interruptions don't cause you to forget where you are.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1985 (v.6#1) pg. 95

How to thread a blended draft (integrated draft, composite draft). A blended draft is two four-shaft drafts mixed into one eight-shaft threading which can be woven as either of the original components.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 37

How to prepare and weave with long warps.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 43

Fill-in-the-blanks form to calculate the amount of yarn you need to purchase for your warp and weft.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 30

How to make and use warp sizing (warp dressing).
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 79

Warping for stripes. How to get stripes in the warp chain.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1985 (v.6#4) pg. 18

How to mend broken warps.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1986 (v.7#1) pg. 34

A guide to warp tension. Tips on mastering the beaming process, both front-to-back and back-to-front, so warp tension is even. Includes information on warping with slippery or bumpy yarns and on mixing yarn types in a warp.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 21

Tip: A continuous role of warping paper is wound on PVC pipe. The pipe is slipped over a dowel that is supported with eye-screws fastened on the back legs of the loom. Paper unrolls easily during warping and can be rewound as weaving progresses.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 91

How to "assertively" sley a reed and thread the heddles.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 24

An engineer's approach to sectional warping without a spool rack and spools. Method uses a warping reel, tension box and sectional warp beam.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 16

Choosing the right reed. How to match sett to yarn and special considerations for mixed warps and textured yarns. Includes a sett chart that gives the order of sleying reeds with 5 to 24 dents per inch.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 85

Tip: Use a piece of deep pile carpet on the back beam of a loom when weaving triangular projects to provide enough tension to hold small bouts of warp rather than cutting warps one at a time.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1987 (v.8#2) pg. 19

Tip: Use key chains to link back rod and apron rod so that warp will spread evenly without bunching.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1987 (v.8#2) pg. 19

Threading without error. The use of a pin in the threading chart on graph paper and a quick count of threaded heddles helps insure accuracy.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1987 (v.8#5) pg. 85

Tip: How to mark a reed so it is easy to thread a warp that is centered in the reed.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1988 (v.9#3) pg. 7

Tip: How to get pieces of paper wound with the warp to start smoothly.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1988 (v.9#3) pg. 7

Tip: How to weight a loose warp thread with paper clips and duck decoy weights.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1988 (v.9#3) pg. 7

Tips on sleying a warp made up of several separate chains.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1988 (v.9#4) pg. 10

Tip on using tape to make it easier to tie a new warp onto a previous warp.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1988 (v.9#4) pg. 20

Tip: Magnetized threading hook makes threading of steel heddles go faster.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.10#5) pg. 18

Tip: Covered cardboard box with holes in the top serves as quick way to put a short warp on a sectional loom.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.10#5) pg. 20

Simple set of barbells is used to provide weighted warp tension that improves the consistency of beat.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.10#5) pg. 26

Warp sizing, how and when to use it. Includes three size recipes (boiled flour, gelatin and milk).
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.10#5) pg. 54

Weaving with multiple tensions. Advice on how to avoid problems from unequal warp tensions caused by fiber differences, structural differences or functional differences. Describes how to warp for separate warp tensioning.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1990 (v.11#4) pg. 64

A universal tie-up for a four-shaft loom with six or eight treadles.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1991 (v.12#1) pg. 95

Tip suggests using a bead of glue across a plain-weave header to prevent raveling and to separate projects to be cut off the loom before an entire warp is finished.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1991 (v.12#2) pg. 21

Advice on how to identify why warp ends are longer on one side of a reed than the other after a warp has been beamed.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1991 (v.12#2) pg. 38

Tip suggests using talcum power to prevent mohair warp threads from clinging to each other.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1991 (v.12#4) pg. 19

Broken warp threads, their prevention and cure.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1991 (v.12#4) pg. 33

Handwoven grass cloth. How to combine cotton or linen warps with dried grass wefts for unusual placemats, runners, purses, etc.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1991 (v.12#4) pg. 64

An explanation of the symbiotic relationships among warp sett, weave structure, fiber, yarn structure and beat. Includes an exercise to allow comparison of warp setts and the effects of weave structure on warp sett for various yarns.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1991 (v.12#5) pg. 37

Tip shows threading and tie up for a good selvedge on twill.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 15

Tip suggests how to make a string guide for measuring a warp.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 15

Mixed warps. How to avoid seersuckering, determine the sett and reed, prepare the warp, choose the weft and select a weave structure.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 21

Advice on dummy warps and ways to save on loom waste.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 30

How to rearrange a loom tieup to make treadling easier.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1992 (v.13#3) pg. 29

Tip shares an easy and accurate way to sley a reed when warping a loom from back to front.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1992 (v.13#5) pg. 18

Suggestions for using dummy warps successfully.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1992 (v.13#5) pg. 38

Tip shows an alternative to a weaver's knot to use when joining a short length of warp to new warp ends.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1993 (v.14#1) pg. 32

Tip shows how to construct a multispindle spool holder for winding a multicolor warp.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1993 (v.14#4) pg. 17

Tie-ins, economical, fast and easy. How to tie a new warp to a dummy warp. Sketches show how to make a tie-in knot.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1993 (v.14#4) pg. 40

Tip on how to save warp successfully with a minimum of waste.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1994 (v.15#2) pg. 29

How to use circular warping to preserve the sequence of space-dyed yarns so that an ikat-like effect can be created in weaving.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1994 (v.15#2) pg. 58

Tip on using plastic hair rollers with fine teeth and elastic closures to hold replacement warp ends.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1994 (v.15#4) pg. 25

Tip shows how to make a jig to keep weighted warp threads from tangling.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1994 (v.15#4) pg. 25

Tip explains how to use short lengths of expansion springs when beaming fine cotton.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1994 (v.15#4) pg. 26

How to modify a door frame to serve as a temporary warping board for making rug-sized warps.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 28

Warping the loom from the back. Detailed explanation begins with making a warp on a warping board and goes through getting ready to thread the heddles.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1995 (v.16#1) pg. 66

Tip shows how to replace snitch-knot treadle tie-ups with beads and cords that make changing tie-ups easier.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1995 (v.16#2) pg. 11

Threading the loom that has been warped from the back.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1995 (v.16#4) pg. 75

A selection of tips for making loom warping easier.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1995 (v.16#5) pg. 14

How to prevent twisting when paddle warping.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 23

Tip suggests use of bubble wrap to cover bumps and knots of cloth beam tie on.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 23

Tip describes how to use Velcro to control loose ends when warping several yarns or colors.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1996 (v.17#2) pg. 29

Mini-bungee cords recommended to temporarily attach lease sticks to a loom during warping.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1996 (v.17#2) pg. 29

Making a warp with a stationary paddle.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1996 (v.17#2) pg. 46
Correction HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1996 (v.17#3) pg. 6

Warping reels. How they work and how they differ from a warping board.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1996 (v.17#2) pg. 88

Tip tells how to modify a beater to insert a rod that keeps yarns separated when they are sleyed two ends per dent.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1996 (v.17#3) pg. 10

Tip recommends depth finders used by ice fishermen as warp weights.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1996 (v.17#4) pg. 9

Tip shows how to make a cross holder for use when tying a new warp onto a previous one.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1996 (v.17#4) pg. 10

Warping and weaving with fine yarns.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1996 (v.17#4) pg. 28

Tip urges slipping, not cutting, a warp off a warping board.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1996 (v.17#5) pg. 10

Tip on using a plastic knitting bobbin to replace a broken warp end.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1996 (v.17#5) pg. 10

Strategy for checking a loom to detect threading errors.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1997 (v.18#1) pg. 10

Lease-stick holder which clamps on the loom beam.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1997 (v.18#1) pg. 11

Tip on marking reeds to keep your place when warping and doing inlay.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1997 (v.18#2) pg. 24

Tip for keeping track of warp length of several projects on a single warping board.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1997 (v.18#3) pg. 24

How to use hemostats as warp thread weights.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1997 (v.18#3) pg. 25

How to use a magnetic board to keep track of threading for a complicated pattern in fine threads.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1997 (v.18#4) pg. 24

Twelve tips for efficient warping.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1997 (v.18#4) pg. 48

Marking thread on a heddle bar makes an easy way to check a misthreading.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1997 (v.18#5) pg. 20

How to use floating warp threads to produce an excellent selvedge.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1997 (v.18#5) pg. 20

How to use wooden shims to tighten loose selvedges caused by a center build-up on a long warp.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1997 (v.18#5) pg. 21

Pull-down vinyl window shades recommended as warp spacers.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1997 (v.18#5) pg. 21

Tip suggests using vinyl window shade as packing when winding a warp on the beam.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1998 (v.19#1) pg. 21

Tip suggests using clip clothespins to mark last threaded heddle at the end of a complicated repeat.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1998 (v.19#1) pg. 21

Tip for handling supplementary or replacement warp ends and hanging them with suitable weights so the yarn will feed without tangling.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1998 (v.19#1) pg. 21

Tip suggests a technique for keeping warp tight as it winds on the warp beam.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1998 (v.19#2) pg. 20

Recipe for a warp dressing for hairy or fragile linen.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1998 (v.19#2) pg. 20

Calculating the sett. How to determine how close to space warp yarns when working out a new cloth.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1998 (v.19#2) pg. 69

Tip suggests using two magnets to make a weight to tension a temporary or loose warp end.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1999 (v.20#1) pg. 6

Tip suggests lightly starching warp chains for closely set double weave or warp rep warps.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1999 (v.20#1) pg. 6

Tip suggests using S hooks to weight loose warp ends.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1999 (v.20#1) pg. 10

How to use a metal board with magnetic place markers as a guide when threading a loom with a complex warp.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1999 (v.20#3) pg. 20

A new multi-harness drawdown technique.
INTERWEAVE Winter 1980-81 (v.6#1) pg. 56

How to speed tie-up for a counter march loom. Two techniques are suggested, one using ropes and pins, and the second using chains.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #39 Summer 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 50

Warping adaptations for fine warps.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #48 Fall 1981 (v.12#4) pg. 16

Warping in color. Tips on weaning away from white warps.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #56 Fall 1983 (v.14#4) pg. 24

Easy warping without a cross.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #57 Winter 1983 (v.15#1) pg. 15

How to warp with a paddle-beam without paper. Part 1.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #61 Winter 1984 (v.16#1) pg. 73

How to warp with a paddle beam without paper. Part 2.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #62 Spring 1985 (v.16#2) pg. 70

How to change warp yarns here and there in a long warp or replace a missing warp end. Technique uses two empty yarn cones as warp holders/weights.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #69 Winter 1986 (v.18#1) pg. 49

Supplementary warps. Instructions for supplementary warps placed between regular warp threads, either on a second warp beam or using a weighted-warp system. Includes suggestions on yarn choices and designing.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #72 Fall 1987 (v.18#4) pg. 66
Correction SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #73 Winter 1987-88 (v.19#1) pg. 33

Working with random warp. Suggestions on color, texture, weave structure, yarn selection, sett and reed choice, the warping process and solutions to common tension problems.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #77 Winter 1988-89 (v.20#1) pg. 17

Taming a long warp. How to wind a warp of more than 25 yards on a loom. Suggestions for long warps them to produce a wide variety of fabrics by changing treadling, textures and colors of weft.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #82 Spring 1990 (v.21#2) pg. 18

Helpful hints for weaving with fine threads and some thoughts on weaving with fine silk. Emphasis is on preparing the warp and warping the loom to achieve even tension.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #103 Summer 1995 (v.26#3) pg. 21

Right from the start. Advice on learning all kinds of warping methods and techniques.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #110 Spring 1997 (v.28#2) pg. 12

Right from the start. Warping a loom from front-to-back.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #111 Summer 1997 (v.28#3) pg. 13

Right from the start. Warping a loom from back-to-front.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #112 Fall 1997 (v.28#4) pg. 12

How to warp a loom with a sectional warp beam using a spool rack or creel and a tension box. Also describes how to tie a new warp onto a dummy warp, either in front or behind the heddles.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #113 Winter 1997-98 (v.29#1) pg. 16

Right from the start. Methods of dressing the loom with two warps. (1) With two warp beams. (2) Weighted pattern warp. (3) Ground and pattern warps beamed together.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #119 Summer 1999 (v.30#3) pg. 13

Designing the warp. Gives detailed instructions on how to identify fibers, how to select yarn for its stretch, strength and shrinkage and how to relate those factors to a weave structure. Also includes information on how to determine sett and to calculate yardage.
THREADS #1 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 66

Combining weave structures. A multiple-threading system for an eight-harness loom allows several patterns to be woven in the same piece without rethreading the loom.
THREADS #3 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 56

Use a small, plastic medicine bottle filled with pebbles as a weight for an added warp thread.
THREADS #16 Apr-May 1988 pg. 10

A back-to-front method for getting a perfect warp on a loom. Includes details for measuring the warp, spreading a warp in a raddle, beaming on, threading, sleying and tying.
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 60

Tip: Write threading draft in groups of four on narrow paper, like adding machine tape, and then mark off each group with a pin after the heddles have been threaded.
THREADS #25 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 9

Tip describes how to use cotton-backed plastic picnic cloth as a separator on a warp beam. Drawing shows roller device that can be constructed to keep the cloth straight and off the floor.
THREADS #29 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 10

Tip for using a surgeon's knot to tie warp bundles to the front apron.
THREADS #31 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 17

Accurate, knotless tie-ups using loop loom cord.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #17 Summer 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 26

A universal tie-up for a 4-shaft countermarch loom.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #23 Winter 1981-82 (v.6#3) pg. 47

Enjoy threading your loom. A method that will minimize errors.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #28 Spring 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 66

How to tie-up and weave on a countermarche loom.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #31 Winter 1983-84 (v.8#3) pg. 85