When I first got my Cricket Quartet, I put on a small test warp. I warped it front-to-back. I suspect this was how the loom was designed to be warped. (More about the differences between warping front-to-back and back-to-front in a future post!)
For my second warp, I wanted to challenge myself with two things:
I quickly remembered one the limiting factor for putting long warps on this loom. There's a little bolt where the ratchet dog attaches to the loom. If you're warping the full width of the loom, your warp separators will not be able to fit once the warp approaches that bolt. Of course, the thickness of your yarn is also important here! I got away with a 6-yard warp, but my yarn was very fine. Normally I don't use warps longer than about 3 yards on this loom.
In the video, I mentioned tying lease sticks onto the loom, but didn't show it. Here's how to do it:
Here's a more detailed look at using a surgeon's knot to tie the warp onto the loom:
And finally, I mentioned tying repair heddles. In the end, I didn't need to tie any! But here's how to do it!
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