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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2007 07:12:04 PM »

In my weaving class we were taught to weave in a few lengths of toilet paper tabby and then to cut it off... that way if you are going to fringe or sew the end of it you won't lose the tension that you had woven it at, it won't start to unravel on you or anything.  Then after you sew the edge you can pull out the toilet paper or if you are doing a fringe you can tear the paper a few inches at a time so if it takes you a while to do the fringe you can just do like an inch or two at a time and leave the rest ofthe paper in, and just keep tearing the paper off as you go... if it doesn't make sense thats probably b/c i'm not explaining it that well but let me know if it helps!

We usually used rags in our class for evening out things at the beginning just for the reusable-ness. Although, someone did a nifty project with toilet paper as a weft in a huck lace design. She just could never never ever wash it. Ever.

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2007 05:40:24 AM »

wow i couldn't imagine using toilet paper for the whole weft... we use it in the begining as well as the end.... she taught us to use that instead of rags so that if we want to knot the ends of the finished piece we could just tear little parts of it out at a time so the rest of the piece would stay even and tensioned if we couldn't finish the knotting all at one sitting, but using rags would be way better and more enviromentally friendly, especially if you are going to sew the end to close it instead of knotting it Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2007 10:13:14 AM »

When my classmate used the TP for the weft, it was a small sample with the end of our warp after we finished our huck lace samples for class. I think that project was 6" wide and a foot long. Not very long.

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