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Set up a cross stick
To weave faster, you can use two additional devices to complement your warp assembly:
Inserting a cross-stick
Set up a heddle bar
The cross stick keeps one warp opening open on both. We have already briefly explained its use at the end of the page " of the course.
Drawing the pattern, weaving
1. Take every other warp thread to slip the stick through.
2. The stick points out a warp opening on the whole assembly.
3. put on its largest width the stick allows an even more visible warp opening.
You should not pick up too many threads in one go, as you may be less vigilant about the tension of your work.
This device allows you to be faster on one warp opening. For the second, we will use a heddle bar.
Set up a heddle bar
The heddle bar is a stick that is fixed in front of the warp. Here, the frame of the loom allows the whole bar to be lowered or elevated according to the height of the work. A system allows you to adapt this technique to your loom made from a trestle.
On your trestle, the heddle bar can be installed on a round stick with a diameter of 1 cm, fixed to the frame with a small curtain rod base. However, this system will not allow you to change the height of your device.
By pulling on a section of threads heddle bar, you advance a whole area of warp threads before sliding your bobin through.
You are weaving in the second warp opening.
The combination of the two devices gives you quick access to both warp openings.
It is the alternative use of the cross stick and the heddle bar threads that allows you to weave through one opening and then the other in two steps.
1. Position the cross stick in a large opening. Pick up a section and weave.
2. Return the cross stick to the small opening, pull out a section of heddle bar and weave.