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« on: May 15, 2012 07:50:35 PM »

I have no idea where to begin. I have a large cardboard loom made from an old box but now I want more than just the over under pattern. I tried looking up some things but I can't understand them. Like this one: http://www.leclerclooms.com/pattern/2012/Fevrier/Feb.htm I know what the warping order is but what is the tie up and the draft? Can some one recommend an easy pattern I can start with? Also I still don't know how to tie off with out making fringe. And what am I supposed to do about the loose ends? I saw something that said to just cut them short and leave them but wouldn't it come unraveled? Another said to take a needle and put it into the side that it is on.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012 09:06:32 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012 03:23:28 PM »

Just means that no one who has read it has the answer yet!  Sometimes this board is a little quiet, but be patient, Someone will come along!

« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012 06:20:53 PM »

No one who has read this knows how to tie off a frame loom? That seems odd to me but ok. I guess I should also add that I'm going to build an inlke loom soon.

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012 11:13:36 PM »

I know nothing about using a frame loom. However, in regards to the question you have about fringe, there are some ways you can finish it. You can take a sewing machine and do a ziz-zag over the edge and then cut off the fringe, it keeps it from fraying. (that's how I was taught at school). You can then hem those sides if you want it to appear smooth. If you press the seam after you sew it, it usually flattens out quite well. There are finishing weaves/stitches you can do but I'm not 100% sure on how they work as I've yet to do them myself. If you have a yarn store around that sells looms, they might be able to help you, as they should have a rigid heddle loom and at least show you some books or reference materials that you could look up.

I hope that's at least a little helpful.
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