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Crank and Yank

I was getting a LOT of requests to show the crank and yank method of beaming the warp on a rigid heddle loom so here it is.

It's a quck and dirty video. I just wanted to give folks the idea of what "crank and yank" means. I have another video showing how to do this on a floor loom, but the idea is the same on any loom. Don't over think it! It's simple! Just grap the warp in bundles and pull with a snap. That's it! :D

If you direct warp, sley the rigid heddle as usual. With the heddle in the neutral position, pull on the warps in front of the heddle. 

If you indirect warp (my favorite way of warping) have your lease sticks and/or heddle on the warps as usual and pull on the warps in front of the sticks/heddle.

If your warp separator allows for it, pull on it in the opposite direction, once in a while, to compact the warps onto the beam even more.

If you don't want to crank and yank, you can always attach weights to the ends of the warp (see my article about warping without a helper).

It's a quck and dirty video. I just wanted to give folks the idea of what "crank and yank" means. I have another video showing how to do this on a floor loom, but the idea is the same on any loom. Don't over think it! It's simple! Just grap the warp in bundles and pull with a snap. That's it! :D

Here's a timelapse video of me dressing my rigid heddle and using crank and yank to beam the warp. It took me about 45 minutes in real time. No sound on the video.

The following video is for fun only, not to demonstrate the crank and yank. Please see the first video [above] for the crank and yank demo.


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Ann
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Far too fast to be of any help and camera angle doesn't show whole width of loom nor full details of the yank and crank method which is what I wanted. No help at all.

Published on May 29th, 2017 - 09:12 AM, from UK
Kate
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I agree with Ann. I have no idea what she's doing.

Published on June 08th, 2019 - 10:47 AM, from TX
Joyce
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Please read the article. In the first paragraph I give a brief explanation along with a link to another video showing the process, again. It's not overly complicated. You simply take the warp in bundles and pull on them with a snap. That's all there is to it! Really! :D

Published on June 15th, 2019 - 08:44 AM, from Planet Earth
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Joyce
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The first video in this article clearly demonstrates the process. For some reason I think people are skipping it and going right to the second video which is a time lapse and made just for fun. To see how to do crank and yank, the first video is the best one to watch. Thanks! :D

Published on June 15th, 2019 - 08:58 AM, from Planet Earth
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