Warp faced question

Hi all! I'm a relatively new weaver and I've been perusing this site and have found it to be incredibly helpful so far. I have a question though that's been bothering me for a week and after countless searches online I decided to ask here. I'm a fresh newbie so please forgive me if I don't use the right terminology :/

I want to do a very simple plain weave scarf (basically just a long rectangle lol) just as sort of an ultra simple practice piece. My question is: I went to a craft fair and recently and saw a beautiful plain weave wrap but the selvedges looked to be woven differently. After looking at some photos online of different weave structures it looked like the selvedges edges were warp faced (no weft threads showing) while the rest was just a plain weave with beautiful color changes. How do I do that? A lot of things I've read online say that for warp face weave you just increase the epi so would that mean that for the selvedges edges I just increase the number of ends for the selvedges?

This is probably an embarrassingly easy thing to figure out but I can't really wrap my brain around it.

If anyone can help me, I'd greatly appreciate it.

 

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Posted on Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:02

It's plain weave to, it is probably thicker warp. This can lead to a problem. A different take-up ratio with the weft, cause tension issues after 2-3 yards of weaving. Otherwise, increasing the set of the same warp yarn to cover the weft makes for stiff cloth. Warp faced rugs have a tight set, and they stand on end when woven without collapsing, so pretty stiff, not a scarf. ;) Try using the same yarn as an experiment, with tighter set at the edges. I can't think it would be very soft and drapey. :)

There is turned Taquete, which is not a plain weave, with a dense set, and depending on yarns, it can make nice scarves. Good on both sides. When it is  not turned, but woven as double weft faced it is true Taquete. Some people use the turned version and claim it is Summer and Winter, well it is not. Summer and Winter has tabby and warp ties.