Matching epi to # of threads in draw
thunk...thunk....thunk.....that is my head hitting the studio wall. I am planning on tying on a new warp onto my warp currently on the loom. My AVL WDL has 1" sectional warp sections and I just planned to convert from 60 to 24 by spreading the heddles when I tied on. No big deal.
Old warp is 60epi
New warp is 24 epi
Something was niggling at the back of my mind that I needed to fiddle with my warp count. DUH...it finally dawned on me. The middle of my new warp is 4 inches at 24 epi of acorn beige with a stripe of madder of 24 epi set on either side with a acorn border. My PATTERN is set for 20 shaft...now that worked REAL nice on 60 epi...you just got 3 repeats of your pattern within an inch, as in this project, which is the one I am tying onto.... http://weavolution.com/project/debmcclintock/satin-floral
The flash bulb went on in my head when I was almost done with winding on the warp...24 epi x 4 inches in the middle = 96 which is not divisible by the 20 shaft pattern I plan on testing...my design will drift offsides in the red madder stripe. grrrrrrrrrrr
So...I am now unwinding the 2 red sections and refitting them with 2 beige 20 red and 2 beige so that my pattern won't slip slide away.
Besides paying more attention to epi relationship to my shaft count is there anything else I should have considered doing to reload?
BTW, I actually think my 5 end satin floats will be way too long for 24 epi so I'll probably convert to 1/3 twill for the same pattern but what the hey, I have enough for a sample. I'll see if that sett is too wide for a 5 end satin.
whine, Deb Mc