Trouble Shooting Weaving Lessons

Top 7 Weaving Issues & Fixes

Top 7 Weaving Issues & Fixes

Hello! Today’s post is all about those of you who are experiencing issues when weaving. I often receive questions about these issues, so I am rounding up the most asked about issues along with their fixes. Oh and if there is an issue you are having that I did not cover yet, please ask, there are probably a lot of others having the same issue.Faux Warp Fringe | The Weaving LoomIssue – If you want to have a warp fringe on your weave, but the warp strings left are too short.

Fix – I ran into this problem myself, so I created a faux warp fringe, which you can find the steps to here.Fix Waves | The Weaving LoomIssue – If your weave became wavy after taking it off the loom

Fix – This happened to me, my weave was perfect on the loom, but got really wavy once the the warp threads were cut. I shared how I made it less wavy here.Plain Weave Tip |The Weaving LoomIssue – Weave pulls in on the sides un-evenly

Fix – This is an issue most weavers have at first, including myself. I put together an explanation on why it happens and how to help fix it here.How to fix an Overexposed Warp |The Weaving LoomIssue – Warp threads are overexposed

Fix – This is when you wove a different color and didn’t continue your thread over far enough, so you have warp threads showing where you didn’t want them to. I wrote an easy fix, that doesn’t include un-weaving, for that here.Closing Gaps | The Weaving LoomIssue – Gaps in your weave that appear when making shapes or changing colors

Fix – I wrote about two different ways to eliminate gaps in your weaves here.How To Double Warp a Loom | The Weaving LoomIssue – Warp threads spaced too far apart on the loom

Fix – I have a loom that has wide notches, so when the loom is warped, the warp threads are spaced very far apart. I wrote about how to double warp your loom here, allowing for more warp threads and a sturdier weave.Tying Loops to Hang a Weave | The Weaving LoomIssue – You have a loom that allows for you to hang from the warp loops, but when you hang your weave you get weft threads creeping up and looking not so nice.

Fixes – I have a few fixes for this kind of issue:

I really hope this helps some of you who might be having issues. If there is something that I haven’t covered that you need help with, please let me know in the comments below or in an email.

Happy Weaving!

Kate

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Megan
    May 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Kate,
    Thanks so much for all your tips here! I have just started working on a round weave (working straight off a metal ring that i pre wrapped in yarn.) I started doing a soumak weave but am totally confused on where the ends should go on a round loom and also, i am using 4 strands of yarn to do the soumak, how do i tuck the tails in at the back?? Would you be able to do a post on the different stitches for a round loom and how to tuck the tails in? Thanks and i hope this isnt confusing! I love your website and use it as the bulk of my resources in learning to weave xx

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      Kate
      May 18, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Hi Megan, Thank you for your kind words. I think that is a great idea, I’ll have to work on a post for this. But for now I can quickly tell you that when I’m weaving a soumak with a lot of strands, like you are, I tuck the ends in the back similar to how I show it for weaving with roving here http://www.theweavingloom.com/weaving-techniques-how-to-weave-roving/
      I hope this helps!

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        Megan
        May 18, 2016 at 10:29 pm

        Thanks so much! I will check it out 😀

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    Diane Ostdiek
    May 20, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Wow, this is a wonderful blog posting. I am a total self-taught, rank beginner and your posts have helped me so much in dealing with problems I encountered when doing mixed media weaving with a huge variety of materials. Thank you so much.

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      Kate
      May 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks Diane, I’m so happy this has helped you 🙂

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    Amanda
    August 12, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Kate,

    Thank you so much for your thorough explanations! I am a beginner and am having issues with my sides tapering in. I see that you mention this above (“Issue: Weave pulls in on the sides unevenly”), but the link for the solution seems to lead to a page about warp showing when you don’t want it to. Would you mind providing me with the link to the solution for the uneven sides issue? I would appreciate it so much!

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