There are several factors to consider when you are determining the cause for broken warp threads. First and foremost is to locate where the break actually occurs in the threads.
If you have one thread that is half the size of the other, how can you use it in warp and weft?
If your loom has four shafts, you are probably sometimes disappointed to see projects in Handwoven that require six or eight. With many weaves, four shafts can’t do what more can. With shadow weave, four are all you need!
In September, the weaving world lost one of its stars, David Xenakis. His friend Madelyn van der Hoogt reflects on his contributions to our understanding of what’s possible in handweaving.
I'm trying to use a skeleton tie-up on my countermarch loom for a 4-shaft huck-lace draft but it's not working. Help!
Is it possible to use a skeleton tie-up on a countermarch loom? Sometimes. Madelyn shows how to tie up your treadles for an 8-shaft skeleton summer and winter tie-up.
How can you tell whether a fabric was woven inwoven in overshot and tied overshot?
Sometimes the relationship between the warp color order and the weaving draft isn't obvious and you have to read them carefully to understand their connection. Madelyn explains how.