For the first time in my (three?) years of blogging, I'm going to have to post things after they're done. Either that, or I'll have to write two or three posts today. So, here's what I was doing two days ago...
After tying on for more than a year, I'm having to exercise an old skill again - threading a beam.
It's laborious and error-prone, and that's why I do my best to avoid having to do it. These 1200-thread widths of cloth give many chances for errors.
But here's how I do it...
First each section to be threaded needs to be unwound from the beam, straightened out and taped to a place that I can reach from the bench.
Then, I move enough heddles for one section and tape that section to the left of them. I peel back the masking tape to carefully maintain the order of the threads from my winding.
I do that 30 times and voilá! All threaded and ready to sley.