I've been thinking about built-in warping boards ever since I watched the commerical for a Clover loom (available in Japan only). The warping board is shown if you forward to the 1:40 mark. Here's a first try at adapting an expandable clothing rack to create a warping board on the Emilia. I think I could get twice as long of a wap if I zig-zag from side to side instead of go around in a circle. It looks strange, but it worked great.
Category: Glimakra Emilia
I'll definitely weave another one of these, but next time I'll use the 24" wide Erica loom instead of the 19" Glimakra Emilia. It "shrunk" off the loom to about 15" wide, and I haven't even washed it yet. This is so cushy and soft, though, that it'll still be used as a bath mat, only we may need to stand sideways on it!
I’m weaving a bath mat out of old t-shirts. What I’ve learned so far: one shirt weaves about 8 inches, packing with a wide-tooth comb works better than a narrow fork, and the heddle will fray the cotton warp (maybe because the cotton is too thick for the heddle) so I use it to raise and lower the threads only.