When to Use Which Finish

Finishing your fringe is like icing a cake. You can create a highly decorative look or something clean and simple. Beyond aesthetics, how do you know which technique is best for your specific circumstance? The purpose of finishing your fringe is to secure the weft and, if necessary, keep the yarn from fraying. Some folks […]

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Finishing Tips for Rugs

We are quickly approaching the last day of the last lemonade weave-along. How great to end this series with the Simply Striped Rug from Weaving Made Easy—from doubleweave, to towel sets, to large lacy shawls, and now rugs, we have proved there isn’t much you can’t weave on a rigid-heddle loom. I keep saying it, and […]

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Finish Before You Start, The Hemstitch

Hemstitching is worked on the loom while the warp is still under tension. Once the cloth is removed from the loom, you need only wash it and then trim the fringe. Here is a brief tutorial on how to hemstitch like a pro.   Set Up Weave about 1” leaving a tail of working weft […]

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