Although I have been weaving over a series of years, weaving takes a back seat to most things – selling pottery, picking beans, making lunch, etc. So I don’t really have much experience.
Years ago I got a rug loom at an auction. the bid was going just a bit higher than I was willing to spend when Ken stepped in, bid, and the other fellow quit. It had a sectional warp – the ability to wind miles of warp and therefore reduce set up time and increase shuttle throwing time – a good thing.
I used up the warp on the loom, and then read and studied up and warped up the sectional warp beam. I made some mistakes, but none so bad I couldn’t weave up all the warp. The warp was wound backwards.
And yesterday I discovered I had wound the warp fewer times in one section.
Beginner’s luck; it was near the edge. I finished off what I could (about mat size), and cut the two short warp sections.
Now I am weaving the rest on the remaining narrower warp, but it still works!
I look forward to getting these rugs off the loom and trying a Scandinavian style I learned a couple years ago. So many rags, so little time