Peggy’s Weaving Tips > A trick to unweave a single weft

It’s often hard to un-weave the row where the problem weft is, because if you just slide your shuttle through the shed, the shed won’t be clean (because of the mistake), and the thread from the shuttle gets hung up on the problem warp threads that didn’t make the shed correctly in the first place. In that case, with the regular shed opened, lift up the weft where the errant threads are, and make a mini shed, so your shuttle can slide through the problem area. Then, take the shuttle through the remainder of the shed. It’s easier than it sounds and saves a lot of time jockeying the weft out of the wrongly-made shed. See Figure.

Unweaving a Single Weft

Unweaving a Single Weft

 

The above tip is an excerpt from Book 3: “Weaving and Drafting Your Own Cloth

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