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Triloom Pre-warp Weaving with specialty and novelty yarns Hazel explained this technique to me. Check out her website for great little looms. Hazel Rose Looms Delicate Yarns Any fiber which will not stand up to the abrasion of heddle or shuttle may be perfect for use on the triloom. Continuous weave method also damaging Even the normal triloom “continuous weave” method can be too abrasive on yarns with large slubs or other extending fibers. Pre-warped Loom By pre-warping the loom the amount of shed that must be cleared for each yarn pass is reduced to the actual size of the yarn. How to Pre-Warp With the hypotenuse at the top, starting at the apex nail, run the yarn up to the Rightmost Nail or peg. Pre-Warping 2 Continue running the yarn, hooking it on each successive nail maintaining an even tension. First Weave Once the loom is dressed, attach the weft to the left-most top nail and weave a loop down, towards the right. You will continue weaving top to bottom by weaving loops through the warp. Mandatory edge techniques In the “continuous weave” style, all three sides are stable. The “pre-warp weave” style, requires additional techniques. careful weaving near the hypotenuse and arms right arm loops must be secured. Weaving through the loops To insure that the weaving is Additionally, the first few stable it is necessary to passes should also be woven in weave THROUGH the warp this manner from top to bottom. threads at every hypotenuse nail. Balancing the tight weave areas Once the first few passes are completed you may wish to begin weaving a different pattern: Basket weave Twill Care should be taken, to maintain the tighter weave for the full length of the hypotenuse, and to mirror the number of tight weave rows on the left arm at the right. Finishing the Right arm When your weaving is done leave a long tail of yarn. Thread the tail through a darning needle and needle- weave through the unwoven loops. Additional finishing Shawl is now stable and can be worn as is. Other finishing techniques: Cut Fringe – on the loom Continuous fringe – 2 ended ball for spiral Crochet – single crochet & other patterns Knit – picked up edgings Hint: a finer yarn makes a better finisher.
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