Finishing a long beaded piece without those pesky warp ends.
You can start weaving on the other side of the bar. I like doing this because it’s easier to finish this way. When you end weaving next to the bar, it’s more difficult to get the warps parallel. It’s possible. I just prefer this method.
In the below photo, see how the two sides are going to meet pretty soon.
You can leave a little space where your two sections of weaving meet or it you just have one section of weaving, once you reach the bar. I suggest releasing tension on the loom to get a better idea of how crowded or not the beads are. Remember that the warp threads do stretch under tension and will go back, not completely to their original length but enough, so that if you don’t leave some space your piece might not be flat.
I released the tension on the loom and removed the metal bar. Notice the loops that are on either end of the piece. I used my hand to flatten out the piece and fill in the space where the loops are. Next I sewed in the two warp ends. A lot easier than sewing them all in!
This is my finished piece! You can embelish the ends if you like, but mine came out looking pretty perfect so I just let them be. Voila! a thin beaded scarf!