Different Ways to Finish a Hand Woven Textile
There are a range of ways the end threads of a hand woven textile can be ‘finished’. If commissioning a piece the client can choose how to complete their own piece.
Here are some options:
the warp threads are grouped and then hand twisted using a small device.
(on the loom)
the warp threads are grouped together with a stitching technique whilst the piece is still on the loom.
the fringe is hand tied in groups of warp threads secured with a simple knot.
the ends are finished with a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine. This is often a good choice for those that like a simple straight fringe or are purchasing fabric by the metre.
the ends are zigzag stitched then turned twice and straight stitched twice to secure (using a sewing machine).