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Weaving Techniques || Tie-off Hang a Weave

Tie-off Hang a Weave | The Weaving Loom

I discussed some ways to hang your weave from your warp threads (first way and the second way) but for those who are cutting their weave from the loom, today I’m discussing a way to finish and hang it.  I always recommend giving yourself 3-4 inches of warp thread when cutting off of the loom.  This will make sure that you have enough thread to hang your weave from.Tie-off Hang a Weave | The Weaving Loom

step 1| take two warp threads (or more) and tie them together using a single knot.  Continue tying until all warp threads are in a knot.  If you have an un-even number of warp threads, then you can tie three threads together at the end.  This establishes the base of how you will hang your weave, while securing your weft threads at the same time.

Tie-off Hang a Weave | The Weaving Loom

step 2| flip your weave over so that the back side is facing you and with your tapestry needle pull each warp thread pair through the back of the weave.  I always recommend checking the front of the weave before continuing.  You want to make sure the warp threads you pulled through are fairly invisible and that you didn’t grab a front thread on accident.  Make any corrections necessary.Tie-off Hang a Weave | The Weaving Loom

step 3| Now tie two warp thread groups in a tight, single knot together.  Continue until all warp threads are knotted.  This will secure your weave to hang

step 4| trim the warp ends below your knots and you’re done!

This leaves the back slightly messier then if you tied off the ends and wove them in, as I posted about here, but this way gives you a more even and secure hang to your weave.  The other way, you have to sew your weave to the dowel rod, and I’ve found that is a little harder to make sure all the loops are the same size.  Also you’re putting the weight of the weave on your weft threads, which can potentially be an issue depending on your weave’s style.  I also don’t feel the backs of my weaves need to be perfect, it is the back after all.  And I don’t want to sacrifice the front design for the back to look nicer.

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What do you think? Do you like your weaves to be perfect in the back or do you feel it doesn’t matter?

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Happy Weaving!

Kate

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    judy leffler
    September 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I had tried all but the last step and now I know! I thought this can’t be right because the warp threads could slip out from the back. Thanks

    • Reply
      Kate
      September 20, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Oh true, without tying the threads in the back they would slide right off 🙂

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