DIY Horizontal Warping Mill

I couldn't afford $300 for one of these and couldn't find any plans on the 'net so had to design my own. Space is at a premium so it had to completely fold, too. My husband and I engineered and assembled this one. By removing the cross pegs and one end on each side of the leg supports, the entire thing folds flat and can be hung on a wall or stored under a bed. What's not to love about that?!

diy horizontal warping mill that folds flat for storage plans

I'm often asked how many yards it holds. That's hard to answer. I haven't made a warp, yet, that will max it out. It all depends on the size of the yarn you are using, how many ends you make and how many times you spin it. If you need to make insanely long warps, you can always make it wider. Each rotation yields 2 yards.

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diy horizontal warping mill that folds flat for storage

diy  horizontal warping mill folds flat for storage

My friend Linda posted a video on how to use a horizontal warping mill with multi-threads using a paddle for super fast warping!


Actually "how many yards" can at least be partially answered. You should know how much 1 turn holds. That is easily calculated and is constant. Hopefully it is 1 yard?

Published on November 09th, 2017 - 04:07 AM

Each rotation is 2 yards. I will update the de scrption.

Published on December 03th, 2017 - 13:49 PM, from Planet Earth
Jan Evers

OMG! Just finished making this, and it's a BEAUTY! Only cost $50 in materials ... and $400 worth of tools we already had. [icon_smile] Used 3/4 inch dowels, made one peg removable to make it easier to take off the warp. Thank you Joyce and hubby!

Published on November 05th, 2017 - 08:43 AM, from CA

I'm so glad you like it! Thank you so much for your support!

Published on December 22th, 2017 - 20:21 PM, from Planet Earth
Judy Fearn

I bought the plans for the horizontal warping mill not long ago. Today, hubby and I went to the lumber store and got the materials. We went out to "The Man Garage" and started cutting and had it assembled in in under 2 hours. It's awesome! Thanks

Published on August 06th, 2017 - 15:43 PM, from Rochester, MN

So glad you're enjoying it! Thank you for your support!

Published on August 11th, 2017 - 13:12 PM, from Planet Earth

I have a question. I built my mill today but it squeaks really bad. My question is should the middle dowel turn with the mill or should the warp part turn on the axle( middle dowel) ?

Published on August 03th, 2017 - 18:45 PM, from Washington state

The only thing that turns is the frames. You might have to make the center holes in the frames a little bigger or put some soap in the holes to stop the squeaking. If it's very humid in your area, that will effect things so keep that in mind too.

Published on August 11th, 2017 - 13:14 PM, from Planet Earth
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