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Winding a Warp & Using a Paddle (Peggy Osterkamp's New Guide to Weaving)

by Peggy Osterkamp

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Winding a Warp & Using a Paddle
Number 1, Third Edition
Peggy Osterkamp
Pages: 138
Spiral Bound
cost: $39.95

Information rich and illustration abundant is the best way to describe this book by Peggy Osterkamp. This book covers: from the project planning to the loading of the raddle, of the weaving process.

In depth step-by-step discussion and diagrams cover the warping process and equipment used during this step (board, reel, tension box, paddles, yarn, raddle and kitestick). The importance of the guide string, crosses, tension, the warps path is discussed. Lastly, how to remove the warp to insure it is tangle free for the next step.

Winding of multiple warp ends is covered in the “Using a Paddle” chapter. Types of paddles, why would I use one, its limits and stationary or carry around methods are taught.

Sett – what is it and determining the correct sett for your given project are found in this chapter. Wrapping and the Ashenhurst’s Rule discussed. How to use the
McMorran Yarn Balance for finding the yards per pound are taught.

Project Planning: The important steps to consider when planning a woven project to insure success. Warp and weft worksheets, table of base count of threads chart, numerous sett charts listed by yarn count and a reed substitution chart are included. ( )
  dawnmacfall | Dec 30, 2010 |
Starting with the beginning basics as to what a warp even is, Peggy proceeds through the necessary steps of planning and executing a warp. You will not only understand the why's and how to's, but you will gain terrific tips along the way. I can't say enough good things about the clear illustrations...they are worth the price of the book alone!. The appendix is full of very helpful charts that any weaver should keep close at hand. I truly feel this is a MUST have for any weaver's library. ( )
  cottagefiber | Aug 21, 2007 |
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