Deutsch francais english Weaving frame 50 cm (or 70 cm) weaving width
Home > Price list > Weaving frame
A weaving frame is a wooden frame, with nails on two opposite sides.
You can then tension warp threads from one side to the other and back.
In this way, you can start weaving quickly, as opposed to weaving on a loom, where is a lot of preparing work.
But weaving is slower on a frame. You have to move the weft thread up and down between the warp threads.
You can place a bar between the warp threads. Pare threads up, odd threads down. In this way, one of the two
picks will go quickly. For the other picks, you can have advantage of a heddle stick.
The heddle stick is a stick with loops, which can pull up the odd threads. Mounting the heddle sticks needs additional preparatory work.

The weaving frames of meta of 50 and 70 cm are equipped with a tensioning system, so you can adjust the
tension of the warp threads during weaving. The weaving frames have on two opposite sides 2, 3 or 4 rows of stainless steel nails.
You can use all nails, or you can skip some nails, for different umber of threads the cm.
With the frame with 5 nails for 2 cm, you can have maximum 5 warp threads the cm.
You can mount table clamps on the weaving frames, so you can attach the frame to the table edge at the
height and angle that suits you.

The components of the frame. Beat with a hammer the bolts on the four corners
of the frame in the wood.
Mounting a frame of 50 cm.
Mounting a frame of 70 cm.
Mounting table clamps.
Put the warp on the frame. Use all nails or skip some, depending on the density of the warp threads you want.
Put the protection strips in place and tight the wingnuts.
Optionally you can make a skeining thread with cabled cotton.
This gives a nice finish and a regular spacing between the threads.
Insert the shed bar between the warp threads: odd threads under, pare threads above the bar.
Set the shed bar upright which forms an opening: the shed. You can make the first pick. Don't put the pick
straight, but make little arches to avoid draw-in. Beat the weft thread against the previous pick.
For the second pick you have to do the opposite:pare threads under, odd threads above.
You can do it with the shuttle, but a heddle stick works faster (see below)
How to mount the heddle stick. First, mount the holders on both sides.
Wrap a thin rope (cabled cotton) around a board with a circumference of about 24 cm.
Make with a marker a mark on all windings. Take the rope from the board and double the roop on each mark
and make a loop. You need as many loops as half the warp threads + 1.
Use a second bar to force the odd threads upwards. The warp threads cross each other between the two bars.
Set the second bar upright which forms a shed. Insert the rope with loops through the gap and put the first
loop on the heddle stick.Collect the loops between each odd warp thread and put them on the stick.
You can pull up the collector and keep it up
using the two supports.
In this way you have a shed for the pare picks.
In order to prevent the loops sliding of the stick,
use a thread, which runs over the loops, attaching it
on the 2 ends of the stick.