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Today, I’m going to explain how to read a Reed Substitution Chart, step-by-step. It may look like some kind of higher math, but never fear! The trick is simply knowing where to look.

You only need to know 2 numbers to read the chart – the number of dents in your reed, and the ends per inch of your project. Once you plug those in, the chart will give you a sequence for sleying your reed so you have the appropriate number of warp yarns in each inch of the project. Voila! Easy enough!

Take a look at episode 83 to see how it all fits together.

Show Notes –

Jane Stafford’s Chart – I happen to love Jane Stafford’s Reed Substitution Chart and always keep it at the ready! If you don’t already have a chart you love, I recommend downloading Jane’s version. You can do that right here. Thank you, Jane!

Let’s talk about SETT! – Need a quick refresher on sett and how it applies to your project? No sweat! In episode 50, I broke down what sett means and why it’s important. Hopefully, it’ll clear up any questions you have so you can plan your project like an expert! Check out the video here. 

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