Last week I showed you how I finished my weaving with the hem stitch, which isn’t the way I was finishing my weaves normally. So I started thinking maybe I should try hanging my weave in a different way too. To see how I normally finish my weaves, click here.
I decided for this weave, since I have more stability from finishing with the hem stitch, I would use my warp threads to hang my weave.
First I cut my weave off the loom and then flipped it over to the back side and placed my dowel rod over my warp ends. I then began to bring each warp grouping (2 per hem stitch) over the dowel rod and then through three weft stitch rows. I did this all the way across my weave until all warp ends were over the dowel rod.
My next step was to check the front of my weave to make sure that none of the warp ends were showing through. And guess what? I did have some warp ends that I passed over the front of a weft that I shouldn’t have (in the picture above you can see two white warps where they shouldn’t be). To fix this I just pulled those warp ends out of the weave and then passed them through the back weft rows more carefully making sure not to also grab the front weft rows, which fixed the problem. I highly recommend checking the front of your weave anytime you’re weaving ends in since you don’t want them accidentally showing through the front of your weave.
Once I made an adjustment to that one set of warp threads and was happy that the front of my weave wasn’t disturbed anywhere else, I began tying my warp tails together to anchor them. To do this I just formed a simple knot so that two sets of warp ends were tied together. I then trimmed the warp ends off so that they were smaller and it’s done.
Here is the picture of the front of the weave hung up. The back is somewhat messy, but the front looks very nice. What do you think of this finishing technique? Do you finish your weaves in this way or a different way?
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