And to my joy, the warps did not all leap about and knot up and generally get in an uproar. And the tensioning worked a treat.
There's irregularity in the warps, partly because of the wonky jig, partly the inexperience of the warping lady.
But considering that two weeks ago this whole process was a total mystery, and now I know how to do it, I'd say overall it's pretty good. I know how to improve, and which bits I didn't know enough about.
And I am hugely grateful to Sarah Swett whose blog entry on this topic was right on point. Her blog, Field Guide to Needlework, is a treat to read.
Yet another Good Thing Quinn Piper, of Comptonia blog fame, has brought into my life. She dm'd me recently about Field Guide, and it's become a big deal in my art life. Her own blog, Comptonia, is well worth a visit, too.
Meanwhile back in the studio, I would like to use this setup even with the warp issues, so I'm thinking about this. I'll make them a design feature, you'll see!