Widow needs help Warping a Vertical loom

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Hello again, I have a friend who is recently widowed. She has a large vertical loom, her late hubby always warped the loom for her and she doesn't know how this was done. If anyone could either tell me how or maybe direct me as to where I might find this info. She likes to weave and it helps her to pass the long hours alone. Thanks for any help you can offer.

-- Faith (foureverfaith@hotmail.com), February 12, 2000


Faith, there are basically 3 types of vertical looms. Warp weighted (would have all the warp tied to stones or something and hanging somewhat freely at the bottom) tapestry looms (and I'll throw Navaho looms in here to keep it simple) and a rather rare old Morris (?) loom which is very roughly like a regular loom set on its nose.

If you can find out more information on what she weaves on her loom, a description of it, what sorts of warps and wefts she uses, I'll try to help.

Try your library for weaving books-if it is a warp-weighted or Morris loom, there won't be much to help you. If it is a tapestry or Navaho loom, there will be some information. Gerbil

-- Gerbil (ima_gerbil@hotmail.com), February 12, 2000.

We have a book cALLED Warping by yourself. My daughter warps both our looms by her self. They are large floor looms. What is a vertical loom? We have a Norwood and a German named one.

-- Debbie (bwolcott@cwis.net), February 15, 2000.

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