I best start off right at the beginning. I am going to work through setting up a loom and today i am going to be blogging about
EPI or ENDS PER INCH
or HOW MANY THREADS PER INCH YOU WILL BE WEAVING
Before you start weaving you must make a warp, BUT before you do this you need to work out your EPI (Ends per inch). Doing this you will get the correct width of cloth you desire and help to get the perfect sett.
1. Wrap your chosen yarn around an inch on a ruler (see above). Loosely so that the yarn is just touching itsself
2. Count how many times the yarn has wrapped around the ruler.
3. This is your EPI your fabric will be sett at
This EPI is a rough guide for what type of sett in the fabric you would like, it can change due to yarn, structure and the desired drape of your cloth .
Normally twills have a higher EPI in comparison to a plain weave structure. If you would like a fabric that has more drape lower the EPI, if you would like a denser fabric heighten the EPI