Tea towels and hem stitching

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    Christina
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    • Weaving wonder

    Thank you- that makes sense!

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    Sandra
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    • Weaving wonder

    If you are planning to machine or hand sew hems onto the top and bottom of each towel, then you don’t have to hemstitch. You can to weave a bit extra in PW for a hem. I usually weave about 1″ each end and then weave about 3 picks of a heavier yarn that I use as a cutting line, if I’m weaving a number of items before I cut any off the loom. Hemstitching done at the loom is usually for samples, scarves or other items where you might want a fringe.

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    Christina
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    • Weaving wonder

    Yup, me again ☺️

    Just watched the epsiode in Season 1 on hem stitching- super awesome and so easy it o understand! My question is:

    when I weave multiple tea towels per warp, do i hem stitch in between each towel (woven towel, hem stitch, 2 picks of heavy yarn as separator, hem stitch, woven towel #2 and so on)? Or do i only hem stitch at the beginning of weaving and then again when ready to take the whole piece of fabric off the loom?

    thank you 😍😍😍

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