Friday, October 04, 2013

Sizing warp

When weaving fine cloth, the warp is subject to a fair amount of abrasion.  With fine wools, the abraded fiber can cause jamming and breakage.

One solution is to spin your warp from Cottswold  : )
 AA recommends gelatin. It works.

Modern professional weavers sometimes use polyvinyl alcohol.  Sekisui makes a good one.  However, preparation and application is a big deal.

Then there is No More Tangles:

Will Taylor told me about it. It works. I put a big cookie sheet on the floor under the loom, and just spray it on the warp.

It it the best ?  Not sure.  It seems to be good enough  for current projects.

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