Usually Jim is around to help me wind a warp onto the loom - getting good tension. Today he was out running errands, and I was hot to get this wound on so I could continue warping the loom. I found one empty milk jug, but needed two. My fingers were crossed - as a gallon of water would be much easier to clean up than a gallon of milk, if a mishap were to occur!
* This was an 16" wide warp.
* I divided it into 2 sections.
* I let the warp go over the breast beam and made a slip knot about a foot from the ground.
* Inserted an S Hook thru the slip knot.
* Inserted the milk jug on the other end of the S Hook (making sure the jug was a bit off the floor)
* I then wound the warp until the milk jugs reached the breast beam and repeated the process.
* This worked wonderfully without any problems along the way. It was a bit slower than having a helper since I needed to repeat the process until the 4 yards were wound on, but I'll certainly do this again!