One weave-along participant, Susan Murry (thank you, Susan), brought to our attention that some people might not know how to balance the warping bar. I took a few pictures of one of my looms as an example. Basically, if you are warping a relatively thin piece on one side of the loom, the warping bar will not be supported on the other side. To fix this, you need to tie a piece of string, ribbon (Susan says: “Ribbon makes a Mirrix even prettier with a nice big bow at the top!” So true!) or cord to balance the warping bar. Loop your string (ribbon, cord) over the top of the loom, wind it once around the warping bar, bring it back under the loom and tie. Make sure the warping bar is stable and your string is in the correct place. Following are some pictures of the warping bar being balanced on one of my looms.
Please, follow Susan’s lead and let us know if you think there’s anything we can expand upon!