Learning to Warp
Somehow I twisted the warp after I removed it (or as I removed it) from the warp board and did not realize it until I threaded the heddles. What a frustrating situation. It is often hard to admit that I messed up especially because it takes me hours to warp a loom. I feel like I am from a generation where you act as if you know what you are doing at all times. Fake it til you make it. Unfortunately, that's not how it works with weaving.
I realize that it is more important in weaving to correctly warp the loom so that there are no problems with twisting and tension, so I undid the threading, straightened out each warp strand and then re-thread the heddles. The warp is much smoother now and the tension is even. I am finally ready to start weaving.
An advanced weaver told me it would take two years to get to a place where I can weave at a steady place and without major complications. I can't wait for that day.
PS - Did I tell you that I bought a table loom so I have a loom to take to classes? It's a well cared for, used, 25 inch Rasmussen. The company was based in Seattle, but is no longer in business (sold to Montana Looms, which went out of business). It seems really dependable and was much easier to figure out how to warp than the floor loom.