Warping is a bit of a challenge in my small, overcrowded studio. After I play a bit of tetris to clear enough space (loom bench and desk chair out of the way, sewing machine under the loom bench, and boxes precariously stacked) across the room to spread out, I can start.
I have little sectioned box that I drop warp sections into as I wind them. I separate the sections with those annoying subscription reply cards that come in every magazine. For ease of winding, I made each section 36 ends since that's the width of each color stripe. There are 11 total sections for this batch of towels.
I push that little box as far away from the loom as I can and load 2 sections at a time into the raddle. (I just figured the two section trick out tonight.)
Finally, I start winding onto the back beam. To help keep even tension as I wind on, I run the warp under a box full of magazines and books. (The four cones on the floor my weft color candidates for these towels.)
As you can see, there's not much working room because I have too much yarn and fiber. I'm slowly (much too slowly, if you ask David) using up, selling, donating, or giving away things I'm sure I'll never use. I'm planning on getting rid of more stuff and rearranging the studio furniture during my time off next week. Who knows if that will actually happen.