New to handwovens? Great! You are in the right place. Let’s go over some the basics, specifically, what the difference is between warp and weft, and a full custom and semi-custom.
The warp, is the threads that are beamed onto the loom.
Above, is a newly beamed warp. The warp threads run the LENGTH of your wrap or fabric, and the weft runs the WIDTH.
Below is a birds-eye view of my loom.
Now let’s focus on the weft. The weft can be a completely different fibre and colour from the warp.
Here is a freshly dyed weft, ready for weaving.
The weft then gets wound onto a pirn and loaded into my shuttle.
Here it passes back and forth through the open shed of the warp.
And beat into place, creating beautiful woven fabric.