Old time weavers would save warping time by tying a new warp to the end of the old warp and pull the new threads through the heddles and reed. This only works, of course, if you're doing the same weave. Since the new towels are exactly the same structure as the old ones, the pull-through technique was at least viable. The modern version of this technique is how many people thread their sergers. Tie new threads to the end of the old threads and pull them through! Well, tying four or five threads isn't that big a deal. Tying well over 400 is a bit more daunting. But I persevered and I think it did save some time. Anyway, I have a very nice warp.
|Gypsea's Towel #1 - Lavender weft|
In the meantime, this is a fun structure to weave. It goes quickly, and with my new end-feed shuttle, quite smoothly as well. Gypsea will have herself some handwoven towels soon!