I wove another scarf using some of my hand dyed sock yarn but didn't remember to take any photos of it until I had already removed it from the loom and completely twisted the fringe on one end. I hope that a few photos of how I twist the end fringe might make a somewhat interesting post for those who have never done it or seen it done? If I am doing something incorrectly, or if there is another way, perhaps my fiber friends will give me some suggestions?
I clamp the end of the scarf down to my desk, leaving the hem stitched end exposed.
This time I chose to use 4 warp ends, 2 sets of 2, to twist together.....other times I have used all 4 warp ends separately.
After twisting each pair approximately 40 times, they were ready to be carefully released and twisted the opposite direction, which twists/joins them into one stronger piece of fringe.
The end is knotted and this fringe piece is complete.
I chose to use the 2 sets of 2 because each strand of warp is on either side of a hem stitch and when twisted, locks in the hem stitch and last woven strand of my weft quite tightly. Now on to another set!
The finished scarf. I definitely have to come up with a better way to take "completed" photos. I know natural light would help, but for that, I will have to make myself emerge from my basement fiber studio. ;)