How to Weave on a Cardboard Loomcomments (49) January 15th, 2016
As you weave, those loose ends might get in your way. You can always twist them loosely together and tape them down to the cardboard with painter's tape.
When you're done weaving, then it's time to weave in those loose ends. One at a time, thread each one on your needle and pass it under the edge of your weaving.
Then, cut the remainder of the loose end close to your work.
Once all the loose ends along the sides of your weaving are tidied up, you can remove your weaving from the loom. Carefully pull the warp threads off the cardboard. You may have to bend the tabs in order to do this, as shown.
To finish off the top and bottom edges of your weaving, it's best to have loops of yarn at each end that are at least 1 inch long. The loops at the top of your weaving will likely be shorter than this because you've been pushing your work upward as you wove. No problem-just take each loop in your fingers and pull it firmly. The warp will slide through the weaving and the loop will lengthen.
Next, cut each loop, and tie the two ends into a double knot.
Once you've knotted all the loops, you have a secure edge. Do the same thing on the opposite end of your weaving. This edge can act as a fringe, or you can sew this edge to the inside of your work, like a selvage.
That's the process! Now, go enjoy some weaving time.
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