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Reed Up On It

posted Oct 12, 2010, 11:41 AM by Mary Powell
We've already discussed sleying, but now I get to do it again. I set the reed in the beater bar (or batten), and using the sley hook just as before, pull each thread one at a time through each dent.

I have to make sure no dents are skipped (leaves holes in the fabric) and no threads are crossed (neither thread will weave into the fabric).

Since the handspun wool is at a premium, I am leaving the old threads tied on. This will save me eight inches of thread, but make it look untidy at the beginning. I usually trim the old thread off.