I had read about a "warping trapeze" on one of my Yahoo weaving groups. After reading more about them, I bought 2 of Katie Reeder Meek's books, "Warp With a Trapeze & Dance With Your Loom", keeping one for myself, and sending another to my daughter in law, Julie, who, you may remember, is now weaving on the Harrisville floor loom that I began weaving on with my adventure into weaving.
My hope was that my son, Patrick, would build her a warping trapeze, and while I was in MI visiting, Julie and I would warp her loom using the warp trapeze, sharing the 1st time experience together......which is exactly what we did. ;)
In the excitement of getting the trapeze set up and working, I'd forgotten to take photos of the beginning of the process and didn't realize until we were halfway completed that I needed photo documentation! :) The board that the warp is hanging over is an addition to the original design. I figured we needed it to allow us the same amount of tension on the warp as when it was hung over the board at the top. I believe that this warp is the BEST tensioned warp that I have ever been involved with in warping a loom. TRULY a wonderful experience!
Instead of building one myself, I had ordered one from Bruce, of Purrington Looms (http://www.purringtonlooms.com/index.html) and am anxiously awaiting its arrival.
Here at home, I did add to my weaving equipment. My "warp stick catchers" from Glimakra (http://www.glimakrausa.com/), arrived Monday afternoon and I attached them yesterday.
They fit nicely on my Oxaback Floor Loom (http://www.woolgatherers.com/Lillapage.htm) and I now have not only a "warp stick catcher", but also a nice place to store those extra warp sticks not in use.