March 8, 2017

Securing the loop end weft - String weave tapestry bracelet tutorial part 6

 Part 6: Securing the loop end weft:

This is where the loop size is defined and the weft strings are secured.

Place the large tapestry needle over the loose ends at the loop end of the weave. You can draw some tension on the weave and tighten up the weft just a bit so it is even. Don't over tighten this part.

Leave the warp strand loops big enough for the button! Test this before finishing the weave.

Add one or two passes then bury the weft ends in the weave. Check the loop and button fit to ensure the loops are the correct size for easy fit over the button.

You can pack the weft down to enlarge the button loops.

For added security you may use a small needle and thread to secure the end of the weft strings by sewing a few stitches through the warp strands.
Here is the progress showing the weaving complete on the right side and the doubled over warp strands on the left.

Ready to begin the second color...

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