Started weaving... but not without some major hiccups. After sleying the reeds, the heddles will not move probably due to friction or tension of the warps. I had to replace the lower lams with thicker sticks so it will not bend when i step on the treadles. The string heddle is also not working the way it should be. It will not let the warp slide easily when i wind the warp or cloth beam. Mercerized cotton may not be smooth enough... or maybe i should change the way i made the eye... on the good side, i think my plastic reed and beater is working fine, not perfect, but good enough to pass the initial test. I have some ideas on how i can improve it. I guess the next thing to build is the shuttle!
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