In weaving we talk about “beating your yarn” a lot. This phrase can send the wrong message. It refers to what most of us think of as “weaving”, using the rigid-heddle to press the weft into place. Perhaps a more accurate instruction is to “place the weft”. Beating too hard means you end up with fabric that feels like cardboard.
A header is created by weaving scrap yarn before starting a project. Its purpose is to spread the warp evenly so there are no gaps in the warp and to give your cloth a firm foundation to grow. You may be tempted to skip this step and in some instances that may be ok, but most of the time, you’re better off starting with a header.
How to Weave Straight Edges Like a Pro Hi friends! I often get students who are frustrated by this, and even though I cover it in my beginning weaving video class, I decided to publish a public tutorial as well. Do you have issues keeping your weaving sides straight? Do you find that the sides of