warp - The threads that run lengthwise around the frame (also a verb -to wrap the yarn lengthwise around the frame). (image 1) weft - The ya...
Now that I made a simple frame loom I was ready to try it out. This is my first attempt at weaving so I started with something small and simple. It is made using two weft colours and a simple pattern in the centre. As I am still in the learning process please feel free to leave comments, suggestions or criticisms; also let me know if I didn't explain things clearly.
I included a glossary to help with the weaving terminology.
Yarn -I used three different colours of cotton yarn
Beater -I used a hair pick, a fork also works
Step 2: Warp
To warp a frame loom with a heddle takes a bit of time and practice. Without the heddle you can just tie the loose thread to the bottom frame and wind the ball of yarn around the frame. With the heddle you need to feed the thread through the slits and holes of the heddle as you wind it around the frame. To do the you start with the loose end of yarn feed it through the heddle the far hole of heddle around the top frame (from the front around). Continue with that thread bring in through the next slit of the heddle around the bottom frame (back to front) then through the next hole of the heddle. Continue on this way alternating hole/slit along the length of the heddle to the end also wrapping from front to back on the top frame and from back to front on the bottom frame. Once the warp is wrapped around the frame tie both ends of the yarn securely to the frame, the yarn should be taught and you should be able to move the heddle up and down with enough room to pass the shuttle through.
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