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How do you use a weaving loom?

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To use a weaving loom, first warp the loom and then weave by pulling the weft yarn through the gap between the bottom and top of the warp using a shed stick. Continue this process until you weave the whole fabric.

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How do you use a weaving loom?
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To warp the loom, double knot the yarn on the front cross-piece, and pull the yarn tightly across the frame's length and under the far cross-piece. Then, take the yarn over the far cross-piece, bringing it under the front cross-piece to form eight-like figures. Repeat the process to form several figure eights. To finish warping, double knot yarn's end on the far cross-piece.

To weave, position the loom sideways, insert a chopstick through the gap next to the center point of the eight-like figures and pull it towards the frame's bottom to create an opening in front of the stick, which is called a shed. Next, take a weft yarn via the shed, leaving a yarn tail. Push a shed stick or ruler above this yarn while keeping the lower threads of the warp under it and the upper ones over it. Position the shed stick sideways, and run the weft yarn through the created gap.

Next, pull the stick out, and push the weft yarn towards the front cross-piece. Insert the shed stick above the weft yarn, and repeat the weaving process. Continue until you finish weaving the entire fabric. To finish weaving, cut the warp at the cross-pieces, and knot the bottom yarns to the top.

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