This linen is 16 wraps to the inch, and I'm winding a three yard warp for ten inches. I'll set it for 8 e.p.i for plain weave. One of my sources suggested that the thread should not spiral off the cone when winding; it needs to roll off the cone. I put a dowel through the cone and placed it in a small crate to wind the warp. Another tip was to mist the warp before it is taken off of the warping board. I'll let it dry overnight.
These tips make sense if you think about the fiber: if you wind it onto a cone, it reels off like curling ribbon. The misting will relax the "curl" from the cone, and it will take on the straight shape on the warping board. Hopefully I'll have an update for you by next week. (We'll see if all these tips are as good as they sound!)
If all goes well, I'll try the finer linen for the next warp.
What a difference a week makes. The picture on the left was made last Thursday. My tree was beautiful!!! When I got up Friday morning, it had turned brown. The freezing weather finally GOT the blooms! But, I sure enjoyed it while it was in its glory!
I love the way she puts her paw over her eyes!
We have great weather for another day...and then more chilly, wet weather. That will be good for the linen!