I've been weaving for a short time and I'm working on production weaving with Tencel. I'm having a bit of difficulty with an odd situation happening with my selvedge and I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for how to solve this.
The problem I'm having is that my selvedge is getting pulled into something resembling a pile, when I would like to have a smooth selvedge. I would normally make a tabby-weave selvedge to minimize this problem, but I haven't figured out how to make a tabby-weave selvedge with a four-shaft pattern.
I'm including pictures so you can see what I'm seeing. The first image is what happens if I pull the weft out so the loops are on the edge and the cloth itself is smooth.
Next I keep hold of the selvedge loops while I raise the shaft.
Then I release the loops, and you can see that the inside two warp threads pull the slack into the cloth.
Then I lower the shaft, and you can see that the loops look almost like they're a pile woven into the fabric. I've tried to smooth them down a bit so they show up for the camera but they're not entirely clear. The loops in this image are set above the two warp threads just inside the edge, not directly on the edge.
Can anyone help me figure out how to solve this problem? I originally thought it was because of how I was winding my poems, but it now looks like a warping issue and I'm not sure how to fix it.