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Warping Wheel

Sectional warping at its finest!

The AVL Warping Wheel is a product that will help you do your sectional warping in a fast and efficient way without winding any spools. It will allow you to warp directly from different size cones (the ones that have been sitting in your studio for a while now!) or from just about any other form your warp threads are in. The Wheel adjusts from a circumference of two to three yards, allowing you to put on warps of up to 25 yards.

With a built-in tensioning system, the AVL Warping Wheel will also save you from one time-consuming part of standard sectional warping: threading the tension box. You wind directly from the wheel onto the beam!

Possibly the best part about warping with the AVL Warping Wheel is that it gives you the freedom of designing as you go, changing color sequences across the warp without complicated pre-calculations and additional spool winding. Buy a warping wheel today!

To learn about the Warping Wheel Monograph authored by Jannie Taylor and Peggy Osterkamp, click here.

More resources written by Jannie Taylor: AVL Warping Wheel Tips & Tricks and How to Calculate Ends per Section

Click Here to See Warping Wheel Special Features

Adjustable Tension With the built-in tensioning system, you will be able to adjust the tension of your threads going into a particular section on your sectional beam without threading the tension box.

Revolution Counter You do not have to count your turns any more. The built-in counter will do it for you.

Pivoting Reed The front reed will pivot making it easy to adjust the width of the section to fit exactly in the size of the section without rethreading the reed, starting from 5" (if you just leave the reed straight without pivoting) down to 1" (the minimum size section on your beam). This feature will give you an easy way to create flat layers in each section of your sectional beam.

Adjustable Height Our warping wheel is designed with an adjustable height to make it comfortable for all weavers: from people in wheelchairs to weavers over 6' tall.

Sturdy Base The sturdy base allows you to do the winding as fast or as slow as you feel like without worrying about the wheel tipping over.

Click Here to see AVL Warping Wheel Circumference Chart

Use this chart to calculate a multiple that most closely matches your needs. To maintain a good balance, place the arms or spools around the wheel in as even a pattern as possible.

 

Arms or Spools

in outer position

Arms or Spools

in inner position

Circumference

 (+ or - 3 inches)

6

0

3 yards

5

1

2 yards, 30 inches

4

2

2 yards, 25 inches

3

3

2 yards, 20 inches

2

4

2 yards, 15 inches

1

5

2 yards, 10 inches

0

6*

2 yards, 5 inches

 

CURRENT MODEL ONLY: Add 24” to the TOTAL WARP LENGTH if you are using the current Warping Wheel model, (the one with plastic spools). This is to account for the distance from catch clip to spool and from mini-raddle to clip at the beginning and end of each bout. This adds enough to allow for loom waste on most looms.

For example: To wind a fifteen yard warp, you would set all of the spools to the outer position and put on 5 revolutions for each warp end. (5 revolutions X 3 yards = 15 yards). To wind a 7 yard warp, move 4 spools to the inner position and use 3 revolutions per end, (2 yards 15” x 3 = 7.25 yards, a bit over but close).

*Original model only.

To download a PDF version of this chart, click here.

Newest Warping Wheel Use Video (Includes Crossmaker)

To see more information on the cross makerĀ click here.

Please note that the circumference chart in the video is incorrect. See above for accurate info.

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Warping Wheel Assembly Video

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Warping Wheel Use Video (Older Version)

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Warping Wheel with Cross Maker Video (Older Version)

To see more information on the cross maker click here.

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