Surprises and samples | Tien Chiu's Blog
I got a few pleasant surprises over the weekend! First, I got a mysterious package forwarded from my old address in San Francisco. When I opened it up, there was a copy of Warp with a Trapeze and Dance With Your Loom! Kati Meek recently reprinted this wonderful little book, and had asked me to provide a blurb for the back cover. I happily did, as it was one of the most useful books of weaving tips that I've found, but I didn't expect my own copy of the reprinted edition! So here it is: The two big items in the book are how to warp with a trapeze, and using the live-weight tension system. The trapeze allows you to beam onto a plain beam much much faster than using the walk-around-and-tug warp tensioning method, and the live-weight tension system gives you perfect and completely even warp tension, which ratchet-and-pawl brake systems do not. (Live-weight is also much less fuss than a ratchet-and-pawl system; you don't ever have to touch it after setting it up, just advance the