Congratulations on completing your weave! Now it’s time to finish it. Depending on which frame loom (a simple frame or a notched frame) you used to create your weave on will affect how you finish your weave.
**As an update, I have made a post on finishing your weave with a hem stitch, which gives it a cleaner finish (in my opinion). So check out both finishing techniques and choose which one works best for you.**
Start by taking a tapestry needle and weave in all your loose threads in the back of your weave. If you have different colored threads in your weave make sure that your weaving the loose colors in with the same colored woven area, this is to ensure that colors don’t show through the front of your weave. I also make sure to flip my weave over as I go to make sure that I haven’t caused issues in the front of my weave. For example, if you pull the thread ends too tight in the back, you may cause an unwanted bump in the front.
To finish on a simple frame loom, cut the warp threads off the top of the frame, tie the two warp threads together, then weave the ends in through the back of your weave. If you don’t want to finish your weave by tying off your warp ends, see my post on finishing with the hem stitch.
Once finished with the top warp, do the same with the bottom warp threads.
Next trim the long tails of the warp threads you wove through the back of your weave.
Now take some warp thread or yarn, and tie it securely to the warp thread in your weave, loop it around your rod or stick that you will mount your weave from. (If you need help deciding what to hang your weave from, check out my post with some different options here)
Bring the warp thread back through the top of your weave at the warp thread, about three spaces over. Continue with this process until you reach the end of the weave and tie off the warp thread in a secure double knot.
Now that your weave is attached to a hanging rod or stick, take another piece of warp thread making sure it is long enough to hang your weave. A good estimate of the length would be about twice the width of your weave. Tie this piece of warp thread securely at both ends of your rod or stick.
To finish on a peg loom, take the top warp loops off the pegs/front notches and put the dowel or metal rod that you will hang the weave through the loops. You could also use a natural branch to hang your weave from if you prefer, as long as what you use is a few inches wider then your weave. For the bottom warp loops, follow the same steps you would for the simple frame loom (above).
You have now completed your wall hanging!
What do you think of your completed weave? Was it easier or harder then you thought it would be? I would love to see your completed projects, if you’re on Instagram, please tag me @theweavingloom.
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