I continued winding the warp. I counted warp threads at the end of each ball of yarn and tied them in bundles of 10.
1 ball = 32 warps
2 balls = 66 warps
3 balls = 99 warps
4 balls = 132 warps
5 balls = 165 warps
6 balls = 192 warps and a little left over. The left overs from each ball will be used as weft threads when weaving.
I tied threads to hold the cross in place and also tied choke ties around the warp in about 5 places over its length so that it won’t tangle while dressing the loom.
The next step was to remove the warp threads from the warping mill. I did this by tying a knot at the end furthest from the cross and chaining the threads into a braid.