Planning and winding the ground warp
I have previously woven an Overshot Sampler using 16/2 Cotton. It worked quite well so I am using this yarn again for the ground weave of the Supplementary Warp Scarf that I have started work on - a summer fashion statement!
For the pattern warps I shall be using some 10/2 Perle Cotton that has been sitting in my stash since I bought in Pennsylvania nine years ago. I am hoping to get a good contrast between the mercerized and un-mercerized cottons.
For the draft I have used elements from the Juanita Giradin scarf that I had analysed ( see previous post) but with enough changes to transition it from pure plagiarism to a thematic variation. The picture above is a graphic representation (from WeavePoint) of what I am aiming for.
Normally the information needed to wind the warp can be taken from the threading plan but I
|Part of the threading|
needed to separate out the information for the ground warps (shafts 1 to 4) from the pattern warps (5 to 10). I did this by importing the [WARP COLORS] section from the .wif file into MS Excel and doing a bit of manipulation to get a "Winding Plans" for both the pattern and the ground warps.
|Ground Warp Winding Plan|
|Warping reel with Guide String|
The bottom warp is now in place ready for threading. The next task is getting the top pattern warp onto the loom.
|Ground Warp ready for threading|