If you are new to weaving you may find that when you put in a vertical shape for a few weft rows a gap is created. For me this was so disappointing to find gaps after I had finished my weaving. If you like the look of the gap then by all means leave it. However if you do not then I will go over two ways to correct these gaps.
To eliminate a gap while weaving you should use the interlocking weft technique. This technique involves weaving your shape like normal.
Then when you are weaving in the area next to the shape, make sure to pull your new weft through the loop in the row that aligns with the shape and continue weaving in the opposite direction. This technique allows the wefts to fill in the gap, and will be virtually invisible.
If you finish a weave and realize that the gaps you left in are now showing more then you like, you can close them up by sewing the warps to each other. To do this, take a string and double knot it in the back of your weave around a warp thread next to the gap. Then pull the string through the back of two or more weave stitches on one side. Next, cross over the gap to the other side and pull the string through the back of two or more weave stitches on side two.
Continue this from side to side until the gap is closed, making sure to keep a firm pull while sewing the gap closed. Finally tie the string to the back of your weave around a warp thread and weave in the string tails.
Has anyone ever left the gaps on purpose? As always there is more then one way to solve a problem, so if you have corrected gaps differently I’d love to hear about it.
If you are having an issue with your warp being overexposed, check out my post on how to fix that here.
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