Weaving a long beaded piece without warp ends!
Although I love the No warp ends kit it only allows one to weave on the front of the loom. You can get all sorts of different lengths within that range, but it does not allow you to make a very long beaded piece. I searched my brain for a bit and came up with this idea: Using just the spring bar (that bar that is inserted in the spring once you’ve warped the loom to prevent the warp threads from coming out when you advance your weaving), no spring and garden variety warp thread (although I exclusively use C-Lon thread) and, of course, a Mirrix Loom you can create a piece as long as your loom will allow. The piece will go all around the loom, so you don’t have to figure in warp waste.
I am using an eight inch extended until there is about four inches of threaded rod covered. My piece will be 39 inches. Instead of using the warping bar to warp your piece, use the spring bar. In the photo below I have rotated the spring bar to the bottom of the loom and have woven a couple of inches. Once that bar is removed the beads will fill in the small spaces made by the loops around the bar. And because there are no S-hooks you can rotate the bar over the top of the loom. S-hooks would, unfortunately, can be ripped off in the proces (I know, I tried that first).
That’s all there is to it. Again, just replace your warping bar with the thin spring bar. Weave from loop edge to loop edge. In my next post I will show you my finished piece on the loom and how to take it off the loom and deal with the ends. Happy Beading!