To the uninitiated, this probably looks like an impossible hodge-podge of brightly colored threads. And indeed, there’s plenty of color, and plenty of fine cotton yarn in there. As well as Mama’s Little Helper down below. But all these threads are carefully measured, counted and controlled, ready to be threaded onto the loom.
All 484 warp threads now pulled through the reed, and loosely tied in overhand knots (more control of potential chaos!), ready to start threading through the heddles tomorrow. Helper has left the field. Bored.