Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Using a Kitestick

One of Peggy Osterkamp's Weaving Tips is how to use a Kitestick instead of Chaining Warps

She says, "Put your warp onto a kitestick rather than chaining it off the warping board. This new method keeps the threads under tension so they can’t tangle. The idea of chaining is to keep the warp threads organized by “crocheting” the warp, using your hand and arm as the crochet hook. However, this is the least desirable method to move your warp because the threads are not under tension and can tangle. A chain is also susceptible to coming un-chained when you least expect it. Remember: the only thread that can’t tangle is one under tension."

Read the entire post which includes multiple illustrations here.

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