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« on: November 29, 2008 12:43:36 PM »

So I have like, 4 gigantic boces of fabric and need to turn them into something useful so thought I'd make some simple frame looms in different sizes and weave some rugs/tablemats etc - one question though, how do I get the edges where the weft comes out neat and not have to do a fringe...
ie I don't want it to look like this:

(though it is an awesome mat)

But like the long edges on this:

Any advice would be mucho appreciated! I'll let y'all know how it goes!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008 08:31:54 AM »

Hmm, I would just tuck the end of the fabric weft into the next row.  When you throw the shot for the next row, the end of the fabric should be disguised by the next weft shot. 

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008 12:22:31 PM »

You just need to return the end into the shed as if it were long enough and let the last inch or so come up through the warp, then start a new one and pull the end up so it overlaps the other at least an inch or so (or by a few warp threads).  You can clip the tags after the piece has come off the loom and the yarn is done shrinking.  The overlap will show a little extra thickness in the weft so if you do this often make sure you move the crosses around so the texture is random.  Also the crosses shouldn't be too close to the edge of the piece (particularly if the warp is sparse like on a rag rug) or your nice end loops will loosen up. 
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