Dealing with a broken end

Latest post on my blog deals with a pesky broken end.

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Comments

Posted on Mon, 06/22/2009 - 09:49

A neat way to re-attach the "old" end *if* you are using the same (warp) yarn for weft:

when the old end is long enough, let the old end and the repair end cross, then letting them go in opposite directions in the shed. This way there is no need for needle-weaving afterwards. The repair will look like a weft join.

Or, if you are using a different weft yarn: attach the old end the usual way (with a pin), WITHOUT taking out the repair end. After a few picks, cut the repair end. This, too, eliminates the need for needleweaving afterward. (With some extra fiddling, this can be done when attaching the repair end, too. Keep careful track of the broken end, as it has no tension - but it is only for a couple of picks, after all)

Kerstin in Sweden

 

Posted on Mon, 06/22/2009 - 15:20

In this case, I just waited until I'd finished a towel and re-attached the original end at the cut line.  No needle weaving here, either.  :D

I like no 'repairs' afterwards, so I'll remember your 'trick' for another time.

Cheers,

Laura

Posted on Mon, 06/22/2009 - 09:49

A neat way to re-attach the "old" end *if* you are using the same (warp) yarn for weft:

when the old end is long enough, let the old end and the repair end cross, then letting them go in opposite directions in the shed. This way there is no need for needle-weaving afterwards. The repair will look like a weft join.

Or, if you are using a different weft yarn: attach the old end the usual way (with a pin), WITHOUT taking out the repair end. After a few picks, cut the repair end. This, too, eliminates the need for needleweaving afterward. (With some extra fiddling, this can be done when attaching the repair end, too. Keep careful track of the broken end, as it has no tension - but it is only for a couple of picks, after all)

Kerstin in Sweden

 

Posted on Mon, 06/22/2009 - 15:20

In this case, I just waited until I'd finished a towel and re-attached the original end at the cut line.  No needle weaving here, either.  :D

I like no 'repairs' afterwards, so I'll remember your 'trick' for another time.

Cheers,

Laura