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« on: August 13, 2009 04:17:23 PM »

I am currently trying to weave some coasters using VERY small dowels. The only problem is that I am having trouble deciding how I should finish the edges. I don't really want to knot the ends b/c then the coasters won't lay flat. I can't weave in the ends b/c the warp threads are way bigger than the sticks and it would look weird. Any ideas??
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009 03:16:07 AM »

Hem stitch (like a back stitch around the first weft thread with a long tail) on the loom, or chain (crochet chain with warp threads embedded) some thin weft on the loom. You can stitch it on a sewing machine with a smaller stitch length. Twisted fringe is twisting to sections of warp threads in the same directions until they get kind of kinky and then holding the next to each other and twisting in the opposite direction so they twist up on each other then knot the end.

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009 06:07:35 AM »

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, hemstitching won't work because the weft is little sticks. I ended up just knotting them and I think they look okay Smiley Thanks!
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