Weave Along Weaving Techniques

Weave Along || Part 11: Ending With the Fringe

This delicate free weaving pattern concludes with a wrapped fringeThis is it, our very last weave along post (see all weave along posts here). I’ll show you how to take your weave off the loom and then how to finish our weave with a fringe knot.


To start, we’ll cut our weave off the loom, by cutting the bottom warp threads. I cut these at the lowest possible point so that I can keep the warp thread length. Where I tied off the warp threads, I’ll cut those close to the tie off knot and then trim the warp thread to the same length as the other threads.

This delicate free weaving pattern concludes with a wrapped fringeBecause I’m using a tabbed loom, I can just slip the the warp loops at the top of my loom and use them to hang my weave from a rod. If you’re weaving on a different kind of loom that you’ll have to cut both top and bottom warp threads, then see this post on different ways to hang your weaves.

This delicate free weaving pattern concludes with a wrapped fringeAs you can see my warp threads are kinked at the bottom where they were pulled around the loom. I decided to leave these because they give the warp threads some texture, but you can cut them off if you prefer.

Because we tied decorative knots across the bottom of our weave, we won’t need to tie off the warp threads. The decorative knots will hold your warp threads in place and will stop the weave from falling apart, which is a really great bonus to a nice design.

You can leave your bottom warp threads hanging as is, but I felt it finishes the weave really nicely when I tied the warp threads together at the bottom. To tie the warp threads:

This delicate free weaving pattern concludes with a wrapped fringestep 1| cut a long piece of your warp thread and fold it in half.

step 2| lay the long thread under all the warp threads with the half loop on the right side of the warps.

step 3| bring the end of the long thread over the warps and through the loop on the other side. Pull tight until all the warps are bunched together. Make adjustments to the warp thread as necessary so that they lay nicely.

This delicate free weaving pattern concludes with a wrapped fringestep 4| taking the ends of the long thread, continue wrapping it around the warp threads about 4 times.

This delicate free weaving pattern concludes with a wrapped fringestep 5| flip your weave over to the backside and pass your long thread ends upwards through some of the wraps. Next pass it downwards through different wrapped threads in the back. Do this until the wrapped threads are secure then trim the end of the thread. This will hold your wrap in place.

The weave along is complete! I thought this was a really fun way to share weaving techniques while making something fun together. If you had any thoughts on the weave along, I’d love hear them. Especially if you enjoyed it, please let me know so that I can possibly do another in the future. Also I would love to see anyone’s weave that they made by following along. Please email me a picture or tag me in a post on Instagram.  For those that need it, here are all the posts on the weave along.

Happy Weaving!

Kate

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