10 Steps to Warping – Step 2 – The Sett
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Once you have chosen your yarns, you will also need to determine the sett of your cloth, or how many threads per inch the fabric will be. If your pattern does not give you this information, or you are using an alternate yarn or are creating your own design, wrap the yarn around a ruler, so that each wrap of the yarn is just touching. Wrap the yarn over a space of 1 inch. Then count the number of wraps. This will give you an approximate sett.
In this example, this hemp yarn is best sett at 20 ends per inch (epi).
The sett may be adjusted up or down depending on the type of cloth that you are making, the yarn, the pattern structure and the desired drape of the fabric. The table below shows some suggested setts for Cottons and Linen yarns.
|COTTON (840)||YPP||Tabby – Loose – EPI||Tabby – Firm – EPI||Twill – EPI|
|LINEN (300)||YPP||Tabby – Loose – EPI||Tabby – Firm – EPI||Twill – EPI|
10 Steps to Warping
Step 1. Choose your project and yarns.
Step 2. Determine the sett of your cloth, or how many threads per inch the fabric will be.
Step 3. Choose the correct Reed
Step 4. Calculate the Yarn requirements.
Step 5. Wind the Warp using a warping board or warping mill.
Step 6. Remove the warp chains and place them on the loom.
Step 7. Sley the Reed.
Step 8. Thread the heddles, following the draft plan.
Step 9. Wind the warp onto the back beam
Step 10. Tie the warp ends to the front beam.
Congratulations! Now you a ready to Weave!
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Last Updated on April 30, 2021 by Paivi Suomi