Glimakra Warping Mill (Reel)

Glimakra Warping Mill (Reel)

from 450.00

Warping boards or frames are less expensive and more portable than reels, but reels will make much longer warps, are more comfortable and less tiring to use. The reels will also wind a longer warp more accurately and much faster.

Can be taken apart for storage and have removable dowels for ease of taking the warp off.   The reels are also relatively easy to fold up, the cross piece is held on by wingnuts.  Just take the cross piece out.  Example: 10' reel when folded should be about 3’ wide and 1.5’ deep.

Reels are free standing and are either placed on a low table or on the floor. They are a three dimensional frame with four sections and are turned on a central metal pipe for winding the warp. The turning is very smooth and requires only a gentle push.

They are usually from 2 to 4 yards around and fold to take less space when not in use. A cross piece for winding the cross is removable and the dowel at the other end has many possible positions. So, a warp of any length can be made.   For winding a warp with 2, 3 or more threads at a time, the reel will be easier to use than a warping board.

The warping reel will give you an accurate wound warp for easier beaming onto your warp beam. Both short and long warps can be wound on the warping reel, quickly and comfortably.  Made from Swedish pine.

The number of yards you can wind is determined by how close together the revolutions are. So the number of yards possible is relative. When the revolutions are closer together, you may need to wind more slowly.

3 meter Table Reel can wind up to a 30 yard warp.  The table reel is put on a low table or you can put the table reel on the floor and sit on a chair to wind your warp. The table reel is 2.5 meters (or about 8 feet) in circumference and about 47 inches tall.

3 meter Floor Reel can wind up to a 64 yard warp.   Floor model is 10 feet around and about 78 inches tall

Optional: a second cross piece is available for making a second cross. For most weaving one cross is sufficient, but sometimes the second cross is used for making warps double length so that two bouts can be wound at the same time. 

Ships as a kit, assembly required. 

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