Warp

Warp is the term used to describe threads before they are braided. We use this term when we measure out the threads and prepare them for braiding. Example: “I measured out a warp that was 30″ long and put it on the marudai to make a braid about half that length.” The term comes from the weaving […]

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Warping Pegs

  Warping pegs = Used for measuring yarns to be braided.   Pegs are typically clamped to a flat surface such as a table at the desired distance.  Threads are then wound on the pegs until the desired number of ends are reached.

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Weft

The weft is the other basic component in weaving which turns yarns into fabric. The weft is the yarn placed between warp yarns. The simplest structure is called plain weave or tabby where alternating odd and even warp threads are lifted so that the weft goes over 1 under 1. Most woven structures warp and […]

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