## Reed Substitution (Alt)

## You won’t Need a Reed Substitution Table With This Handy Trick^{1}

** **When you need to sley an odd denting order to accommodate the reed you have available, just make a fraction and reduce it. To make the fraction, place the number of ends per inch that you want over the number of dents per inch that you have. After reducing the fraction, you have the number of threads over the number of dents in which to place them. Here are some examples.

You want 18 ends per inch and you have a 12-dent reed.

Place 3 ends in 2 dents (sley 2, 1).

You want 18 ends per inch and you have a 15-dent reed.

** **Place 6 ends in 5 dents (sley 2, 1, 1, 1, 1)

You want 18 ends per inch and you have an 8-dent reed.

Place 9 ends in 4 dents (sley 3, 2, 2, 2).

J Scorgie, "You won’t Need a Reed Substitution Table With This Handy Trick", *Weaver's Craft* 2.3 (2001)