The Knotted Warp Technique - Professional Beading Loom
Cut a piece of cardboard 18 inches. For this method, each warp thread will be an individual strand.
Wrap the thread you are using around the cardboard the same amount of times as you need warp threads.
||Cut the thread from the cardboard and lay it carefuly out full length over the top of the loom.
||For every 10 threads or an equal amount of threads in each bundle, carefully overhand knot both ends.
||At this point your thread should be long enough to be draping across both threaded rods and both rollers with excess that has been used for tying a knot.
Insert the thread keeper over the thread and into its slot in the roller.
||Insert wood ties into holes at opposite end to wrap thread around for thread tautness (refer to picture 7). Carefully comb or separate the threads across to the opposite threaded rod and roller, making sure to keep each thread in the proper order.
Insert the second thread keeper over the thread.
Tape or tie the thread keepers tightly over the thread in the rollers and angle the thread keepers slightly away from the loom.
||Carefully separate each thread into its own groove with a needle, crochet hook, or your fingers and pull the knots tight and re-tape, or re-tie the rollers if necessary.
Continue to angle the thread keepers away from the loom and tighten the knots until you have loosely taut warp threads. Tighten the wing nuts. You can now begin your pattern.
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