Loom Warp Missing a Thread
by Karen Russell
(East Wenatchee, WA)
After beginning to weave my towels, I discovered a dent which had one thread and should have had two threads. It leaves a "steak" down the towel. Will this pull in when washed? Or is there some way to repair this after one has started weaving. I'm a self taught weaver so I do run into some rather silly errors. Thanks. Karen
Yes, it will pull in some when washed, but it will still look odd there. I suggest you add a warp thread and sew it into what you've done so far.
Have you ever had a warp thread break? It's the same procedure you would use in that case. Use a tapestrty needle to weave it into what you've already woven for several inches. Run it through the correct dent and heddle. Attach it to the back of the loom.
The tricky part is achieving the correct tension when you attach it at the back. You can pin it to the rest of the warp, weight it to the floor, or do whatever you have to do so that it has the same tension as the rest of the warp. Check it frequently.
What you have so far is beautiful. Good luck, Karen, and please show us more photos when you're done!