storing reeds


Anne Wells <arwells@...>
 

Ruth Blau wrote:

I read somewhere that someone used an old golf bag for this purpose. I have
some reeds in an umbrella stand.
I had understood from some past, dim memory that it's not a good idea to
store reeds upright. That you should either lay them flat or suspend them
upright (i.e., hang them). Is this an old weaver's tale? ...
No, this is correct. I know of at least one weaver who stored reeds standing up,
and over the years, they have warped slightly. I have one reed that is slightly
warped, too, from being stored in an upright position. It is worse for longer
reeds than for short reeds.
Anne
arwells@erols.com


Alcorn <alcorn@...>
 

No, this is correct. I know of at least one weaver who stored reeds
standing up,
and over the years, they have warped slightly. I have one reed that is
slightly
warped, too, from being stored in an upright position. It is worse for longer
reeds than for short reeds.
As weaving isn't an exact science, what difference does it make if the
reeds bend or warp a bit? When they are inserted in the beater, the beater
will straighten them. I have stored my reeds vertically for many years and
have noticed no effects on the weaving.

Francie


Ann Shafer
 

I store reeds and other upright things in a huge straw container, sort of
like a straw umbrella stand. Ann


Murphy, Alice <amurphy@...>
 

Have stored mine for years in a wooden umbrella stand and no warping
problem. Got some plastic bags that have a rust preventer impregnated in
the plastic to store them now and that eliminates one other problem.
Of course I also store lease sticks, warp stick in the stand as well.
Reeds range from 47 inchs to 16 inches. Maybe because I move them in
and out from time to time as weaving needs.
Alice in mo.

"Weavers get warped, and dulcimer players just fret!"