Winding Warps with the AVL Warping Wheel

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I finally finished up the warp that was on the Saori loom.  I had decided I was going to use my AVL Warping Wheel to wind the next one.  The Warping Wheel is primarily used for sectional warping, but there is an optional cross maker attachment which is used to wind warps for a plain beam.

The Warping Wheel is great for winding long warps.  It tends to work best for 8/2 yarns and thinner.  I usually use a mix of thick and thin yarns for my Soari warps, but this time I used 8/2 bamboo.  You cannot fit too many thick yarns under the clip on the Warping Wheel.  This was the first time I have used the cross maker.  It worked GREAT!

The photo below shows the warp going under the clip.  There are 80 threads of 8/2 under the clip.

 

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I made a makeshift paddle so I could wind on 4 threads at once.

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Winding on 4 threads at once results in a 2 by 2 cross.  I prefer a 1 by 1 cross, but the 2 by 2 worked fine.

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The Warping Wheel raddle has 4 threads in each raddle space.  Since I was not warping sectionally, this was not an issue at all.

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I wound 2 bouts on the Warping Wheel.  Each bout was 80 threads.  Now on to the weaving.  I will keep you posted!

Ready to Tie On
Ready to Tie On

Saori Scarf

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On the Loom
On the Loom

I am posting some photos of the most recent project to come off the Saori loom.  I wove 3 identical scarves on this one warp.  The warp is commercial yarn.  The weft is a mix of handspun and commercial yarn along with some tailspun Wensleydale locks.

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Saori Weaving

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On the Reel

I wound two warps which are exactly the same.  Each warp is long enough for 3 72″ scarves.  I put one warp the Saori loom for my son to weave and the other warp was put on my Baby Wolf for me.  Both will be woven in a Saori style.  I will post photos of the finished items soon.

Here are some photos of the progress so far…

Warp Chains (2)

Scarf #1
Scarf #2
Scarf #3 (In Progress)