Jan 19, 2004, 12:13 PM
Post #2 of 6
Have you tried pulling your warp threads?
Re: [marie] finishing loomed projects
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This works if you have a continuous warp thread. For practice weave a small, one inch wide by two inches long, piece of beading on your loom. Be very careful not to split your warp threads with your needle. A way do reduce the chance of this happening is by blunting your needle slightly on an emery board before weaving.
When you are finished weaving the piece carefully remove it from the loom. Lay it on a smooth flat surface and tape it down over the beads. Then start pulling your threads, one at a time, beginning at the middle and working out to the sides. Alternate pulling from the top and the bottom. Your are basically pulling the long loops that held your piece on the loom up against the beads at each end of your piece. Do not pull them too snugly or you will deform your piece.
When you have finished pulling your thread you should have very long thread coming out of each end of your work plus the end of your weft thread. Cut these threads to a workable length and weave them into your work.
I have heard of this being called the "pull-and-pray" method-perhaps if you do an internet search you will find some more information.
Hope that helps,