Tips for working with very fine threads?


Posted on Mon, 08/31/2009 - 15:23

Hi Tien - I have only done one warp of 120/2 silk but it also had satin stripes of 60/2 every 2 inches.  It was a lot of years ago so I don't remember much about it.

I did look up my notes and one of the items was about mending broken warp ends while the web was on the loom - not afterwards.    Easier to do while the warp was tensioned and easier to see.  So I must have had broken ends!   I do like to keep a very high tension on my warps - keeps the edges from coming in too much and causing selvedge abrasion.   I also don't take the tension off between weaving sessions.   If you are still having problems I would suggest a warp dressing, but make a shed before you paint/spray it on so the ends don't stick together.

Not much help I know,  good luck!  Evelyn