I just watched the first 3 chapters of the DVD about cutting strips and joining strips as well as reading pages 2-3 and half of 4. I want you to watch the first 3 chapters, too and then read. The only thing I will add to the instructions on the DVD is the little drawing on the top of page 3. I have learned to cut off the excess corners of my strips so they don’t stick up through my weaving.
Since we talked about cutting strips last November, you probably have your strips ready and waiting to be joined. I hope so. If not, do that now and cut about 50 two inch strips for a rug warp. If you’re making a smaller project, adjust accordingly.
The first thing I do when warping the frame is to tape the rods to the wooden bars so they don’t slip out until anchored with a couple of weaving strips.
Watch the DVD chapter on warping the frame and follow step 2 in the book on pages 4 and 5. I used 45 two inch strips joined together for the warp on my rug frame which will give you an idea of how tight to pull the warp strips.
Here is my rug frame warped and ready to go. I will answer questions in another post tonite and tomorrow we will tackle the first row.