How do I finish a blanket without a fringe

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    • #32966
      Gabriele
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        I wove a blanket for my new granddaughter and my daughter wish it without fringes. What can I do best to finish it with a niche seam20597187_1601995383206963_8068118726187170198_n20620945_1601995556540279_3042029617524425181_n

      • #32967
        Gabriele
        Participant

          It is handspun and handdye merino wool

        • #32968
          Jane
          Keymaster

            Hi Gabrielle,

            I am not a brilliant finisher but I can’t think of anything other than a rolled or folded hem.  You did all the nice hemstitching and it will now disappear.  If I were doing it I would zigzag the edge with a sewing machine and then do a folded hem and handstitch it.

             

            Hopefully someone else will chime in on this and offer other suggestions.

            It is very beautiful.

            Cheers,

            Jane

          • #32982
            Maureen Janda
            Participant

              Such a beautiful job!

            • #32987
              Wendy
              Participant

                Wow, I adore this blanket!

              • #33071
                Caroline
                Participant

                  I can understand about no fringes for babies and young children.  They always want to suck on things and they get tangles.  A zigzag to secure the end.  My machine has a triple (3 stitch length) zigzag which secures looser weaves.  I would make a folded hem quite deep.  1.5  inches/3 cm so you need about 3 inches in all .  You could put on a folded ribbon like some older wool blankets have.

                • #33078
                  Sharon
                  Participant

                    It won’t help you this time, but on page 42 of Handwoven  January/February 2015 it shows you how to hemstitch off the loom.  You basically weave 2 1/4 inches and then insert  a heavier weft and then keep on weaving until the end, insert a heavier weft and then weave another 2 1/4 inches.  Once it is off the loom, zigzag the ends and then press under  1/4 inch and then another inch.  Remove a little of the heavier weft and insert your threaded needle under 4 warps, pull it through; insert the needle around the same 4 warp ends and then into the hem side of the fabric (i.e. up two threads into the fold) and repeat until the end.  The pictures in Handwoven may make this clearer. 🙂

                  • #33635
                    Gabriele
                    Participant

                      Thanks for all your Hints I tried to finish my blanket like the following pictures, but i don’t like it and so my blanket has fringes and my greater granddaughter use it My little  babygranddaughter will get a new one and i will thinking about the border while palning it  (-:

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