I decided to take Chris Laning's advice and rewarped my Lagore Crannog band on larger tablets, ones that are 3 inches square. I also tightened up the warp threads.
Unfortunately, these changes haven't done me a lot of good. The warp is nice and clear *until* I get about two or three turns into the work. Then the warp tends to bind the threads in the middle together, making it nearly impossible to tell where the warp should be. I can stick my hand between the threads, granted; but I can't tell where to put it; I can't figure out whether I've put my hand in the right place or simply have arbitrarily parted the warp threads.
Part of the problem is that this band employs a lot of skip-hole threading. They are threaded "to the right" with the two colors/types of yarn as follows:
|Starting position for Lagore Crannog band|
|My Lagore Crannog band after three turns forward, three back|
Color 1 is the rust-colored yarn, and Color 2 the off-white. The weft is Color 1. I've included a picture of the starting position in the hopes that it will give someone an idea to
correct my incompetence help me out here. Any suggestions will be gratefully appreciated. I'm not very experienced at tablet weaving, but I had no idea that this would turn out to be so difficult.
EDIT: I have added a second picture showing my set-up after I have completed the first three turns forward and three away. It is difficult now to discern a shed--and it will get worse with the next turn of the cards (I tried it, that's how I know). With each turn, I become less and less certain where to put my hand into the strings to try to find (or make) a shed.