I. FAQ 9 – How do I open the sheds on a narrow warp?

On a narrow warp, you are quite often working with simple string heddles and a shed loop. The following video shows you how to open your sheds:

Responses

  1. Hi, maybe it will be a stupid question, but this is my very first time of using any loom. I started to follow the FAQ’s step-by-step instructions, and now I cannot understand where the two middle chopsticks are gone which were in ‘FAQ7 – How do I make continuous string heddles?’.

    Can you help me, have I made something wrong or miss something?

    I would really appreciate the answer, thank you in advance, and wish you good day!

    • Hi and welcome to you new weaver. The FAQ’s are not meant to be step-by-step instructions that you study from #1 to #2 and so on. They are just there to address questions that frequently arise and often one FAQ is not at all a follow-on from the preceding one. I suggest you look at my article on WeaveZine:

      http://www.weavezine.com/content/backstrap-basics

      This will help you understand what purpose those sticks serve and why they disappear. The short answer is…those sticks hold the cross while you make your string heddles and install a shed rod or shed loop. Once you have done that the sticks can be removed.

  2. Hello, Thank you very much for your quick response and welcome :)
    I think I should be on that point, where it is lucky I am stopped by following FAQ step-by-step mode :)
    I think now with that instruction, I ‘caught the thread’ – BIG BIG THANKS!!!!!
    Oh and your works are awesome – they were, what indicated me to learn this technique :)


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