Posted by Gloria S on Sunday, 26 November 2006, at 12:14 p.m.:
In Reply to: Re: Counterbalance loom, upper and lower roller cord set up? posted by elaine on Saturday, 25 November 2006, at 7:12 p.m.:
Elaine-my insights are limited but I did notice something about my loom yesterday: One of the treddles did NOT return to 'base' after I released it. But the others all did. This morning I looked underneath more closely and saw a cord off of another treddle. That treddle only had one remaining tie-up. When I fixed it, ie re-tied the second cord, the errant treddle that would not return properly yesterday, now does. These two treddles are not direct opposites of each other (1,2 and 3,4 for example) but still affected each other. So even if we don't need to use all the treddles for a weaving project they will work best if they are all tied: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/1, 1/3, 2/4. The treddles do not have to be tied-up in any certain order--the weaver can do what is most workable for the treddling order of any given weaving pattern. But all six pairs of tie-ups need to be used if the loom has the six treddles.
The upper cords on the rollers of my loom are old too and seem to be fine. I noticed there is an adjustment buckle on the two uppermost cords-which I would use if the heddle eyes did not line up with the top of the front and back beams. If the heddle eyes are at the proper level the cords probably have not stretched out too much.
Hope some of this helps--Gloria
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