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.Issue – 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.Issue – 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.Issue – 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.Issue – 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.Issue – 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.Issue – 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.Issue – 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.
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