DIY Tensioning Device

Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood

Learn how to tension your warp on the rigid heddle loom as you are winding it on.

I used three quarters of an inch rods from the hardware store. Place them so that they alternate over the warp, under the warp, over the warp, under the warp. You’ll take the elastic and twist it into a figure eight shape. And then you can pop it onto your two rods.

And what this does, is using two elastics just gave me a little bit of length but if you don’t need that length, you can just use one. And then this one just goes around the first two sets of dowels. Do that on both sides and we’re ready to wind our warp. 

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