If you've used a rigid heddle loom, but are new to 4-shaft weaving, one of the biggest changes will be in how you set up your loom. Most rigid heddle looms are warping using the "direct warping method" that's shown at the beginning of this video. It's quick, easy, and good for warps that are 3 yards long and under. However, once you get to a table loom, where the heddles are separated from the reed, you need a different way to warp.
Using a warping board to measure out your warp has two main benefits:
In these videos, I'm using a 14-yard warping board. Warping boards come in all sizes, from big to tiny. This post does not cover how to use a warping mill, since those are for very long warps, but the idea is very similar.
And, here are my 10 tips for using a warping board. Be sure to watch the video for more in-depth details!
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