Calling all Back-to-Front warpers! I need help! I am winding my warp with a 1x1 threading cross at one end and a 12x12 raddle cross at the other. When I have wound my warp onto the back beam (the raddle cross is now buried under all the layers of warp on the beam) and start to thread the heddles using my 1x1 threading cross, I get twists in the warp. Why?
Check out this photo. The warp was wound in small, separate chains--greens, pinks, browns. Why are they twisted? The entire warp chain for each color is not twisted, just the threads in each raddle space are twisted. (Did that make sense? If the entire warp chain were twisted, I would expect to see threads from one side of the warp chain crossed over both raddle spaces for that color.)
Anyone have any insights?