Sunday, April 16, 2006

No Men Flying

but I did get the trapeze up today!

I tested the way the warp would go with a dowel before screwing in the hooks. Here's the yarn showing how the weighted warp will be coming up over the trapeze, under the breast beam, through the angel wings and then either through a rough sleyed reed or the raddle, before being wound on the warp beam.

I used 1 1/2" pvc with a screw eye through a bolt, through the pvc, and a lock nut at the bottom. After I made the niddy noddy I thought that pvc would be a better choice than a sanded dowel. We'll see about that. I can always change it.


  1. I'm wondering if the height of the ceiling factors into the success of this method. I would doubt it, but curious if your source mentions it. Do you detect lemming-ness?

  2. OK, I can hardly locate the warp beam, as a supernew newbie weaver, but WHY, Charleen, WHY involve the ceiling in warping???????????