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In episode 52 of A Handwoven Experience, I’m walking you through an easy, no-stress method for how to replace a warp yarn.

We’ve all had those days. You are weaving along without a care in the world when suddenly you hear a “ping”, or you feel a change in the tension (or simply a change in the force). When you look down at your fabric, you see a random end of a warp yarn staring back at you. Ugh, broken warp yarn. What a pain!

But I’m here to assure you that you don’t need to be nervous about snapped warp yarns! It’s an easy fix. Grab a safety pin, measure a new warp yarn, find something to weight it off the back, and meet me at the loom. I’ll walk you through it – no sweat!

Show Notes –

Official warp thread weights – I found some very beautiful, official-looking weights for your warp threads at Weaver House! If the old film canister or pill bottle are a little too pedestrian for you and you want something much nicer, check these out! Click the link here to order yours today.  

Floating selvedges – I’ve chatted about floating selvedges in a past episode of A Handwoven Experience, and explained how they come in very handy with certain types of weaving patterns. What I’ve also discovered is that I can’t always anticipate when I’ll need them, prior to the start of the weaving process. Thus, I’ll add them after the loom is dressed and I’ve played with my pattern a bit. All this to say that I’ll use the same method of attaching floating selvedges as I do replacing broken warp yarns. Just something to keep in your back pocket!

Now, you –

What do you traditionally use to weight your warp yarns?

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