I just finished another warp of blankets from my loom. As I was looking to what I had left, I had quite a bit of loom waste left over. I decided it was time to try a new technique to preserve the threading of the heddles and the sleying of the reed but still wind on a new warp.
I tied on the new warp to the old warp- thread by thread.
This may seem crazy- but this way I can weave the full length of the older warp and not have to crouch down behind the loom to get at the heddles all over again.
This is what I did:
This is difficult to describe. Basically you are going to take the new warp thread and wrap it around your thumb, and you are going to end up with the warp thread resting in between the two ends you have pinched in your fingers.
And TA-DA you have a beautiful little knot that is tight secure and easy to do. Once I have finished tying on the rest of the warp, I will post the images of winding the new warp on to the loom.
Remember: that the best way to learn something new is to do it over and over and over again.