After you’ve woven the final pick of your warp, it’s time to complete your project by cutting it off the loom, washing it, and maybe hemming or fringing it. If some aspect of finishing your woven piece feels like a stumbling block, then this is the class for you. We will talk about how to handle your woven piece from removing it from the loom, through wet finishing, to the final edge treatment. Develop confidence in finishing your handwovens so that you can enjoy every phase of creating them.
This class is suitable for both shaft loom and rigid heddle weavers.
In this class, students can expect to:
Practice several methods of securing the ends of a woven piece and learn when best to use them.
Understand what wet finishing is, how it differs for different fibers, and why it matters.
Learn some useful techniques for hemming and for fringing pieces.