Threading the Heddles - Part 2
Continue to thread the heddles and begin to sley the reed.
Step 25: Here is the first repeat threaded.
Step 26: Continue threading. Here, I have left one end on the outside in case I decide on floating selvages. Generally, I will tie groups of one inch sett in a bundle with half hitches shown here.
Step 27: The heddle bars are still unclipped. Shake ends from the front so that ends fall in natural position.
Step 28: The heddle bars are still unclipped. This is a wide angle of the previous picture.
Step 29: Yarns are lined up and ready to clip heddle bars. Separate just a little in order to get to the clips easier. (Correction: see step #41.)
Step 30: Raise shafts one at a time to reach clips easier. Note heddle bars that need cleaning! Clip top and bottom of each shaft. Some looms have one on each side, top and bottom.
Step 31: Heddle bars are clipped. If this warp were wider, this step would have been a little early. Really, the reed should be sleyed first. (Yes, it was a little early. See 41.)
Step 32: Loom is unfolded. Lease sticks are still in place.
Step 33: Remove the lease sticks.
Step 34: Ready to sley the reed.
Step 35: This is the same as previous but shown from the front of the loom.
Step 36: Determine the reed size needed and place in the beater bar. Tie the beater so that it is perpendicular to the warp. Some looms are equipped with a pin on the side of the loom frame with a hole there that matches up with one in the beater.
The reed is almost ready to be sleyed.