FRINGE TWISTING TUTORIAL + SCHACHT CRICKET LOOM GIVEAWAY!

Pom Pom Quarterly: How to Make a Fringe on a Woven Scarf

As yarn lovers we’re always on the lookout for the next new fibre craft that means we can surround ourselves with colour and get making! In our latest issue, you’ll have seen that we’ve been bitten by the weaving bug with our tutorial by the talented Kennedy Berry.

Pom Pom Quarterly: How to Make a Fringe on a Woven Scarf

But what’s a project without the finishing touches? So as promised in said issue, here’s Kennedy’s step-by-step guide for how to add to add fringe to your woven scarf.

And oh yes! Read to the end to find out how you can win your very own Cricket Loom by Schacht!

A twisted fringe is an easy finish to polish off a woven scarf.

To begin with you will want to place a weight on the edge of the scarf near where your waste yarn ends. This should be heavy enough that a tug won’t dislodge the scarf underneath.

Fringe Tutorial 1

With very sharp scissors, cut the waste yarn along one side of the work. This will allow you to pull threads out of the waste yarn as you work while keeping the warp threads you are not ready to twist neat and tidy.

Fringe Tutorial 2I like to integrate the end of my weft yarn with the fringe at the far edge of the work. To do this, just hold it alongside the first two warp threads (here shown in Blue Sky Fibers Skinny Cotton). You should have two of these and two weft threads (shown in Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk) free.

Fringe Tutorial 3

Twist both of these bundles of yarn by rolling them between your fingers. Be sure that you keep them under a bit of tension to keep them from kinking up on themselves.

 

Fringe Tutorial 4

Move both bundles together and then roll them back in the opposite direction.

Fringe Tutorial 5

Tie and overhand knot to finish.

Fringe Tutorial 6

You can make this process even easier with the help of a fringe twister.

Fringe Tutorial 7

To use the twister, separate out your bundles of threads and clamp one bundle with each set of teeth.

Fringe Tutorial 8

Turn the handle at the base to twist the threads. For a perfectly even twist you can count the number of rotations you do for each bundle.

Fringe Tutorial 9

Once twisted, pinch the two bundles together as you remove them from the clamps and gently roll them together in the opposite direction as before.

Fringe Tutorial 10

Once all your fringe is twisted, cut each end after the knot to even up.

Pom Pom Quarterly: How to Make a Fringe on a Woven Scarf

And that’s it! A beautiful and easy way to finish the ends of your woven scarf. Our thanks to Kennedy for the photography and this tutorial.

If you fancy having a go yourself the good news is that we’ve teamed up with Schacht to give you Pom Pom-ers a chance to win your very own Cricket loom! Schacht is a family-owned business based in Colorado and has been going since the late 1960s, and all of their products are lovingly made in the USA from wood sourced in the US and Canada. The Cricket loom is the perfect “gateway drug” to getting into weaving, and here at PPQ we are pretty much hooked! So if you’re keen to give the tutorial in our summer 2017 issue a go, you can enter by following both Pom Pom and Schacht on Instagram or Facebook, and tagging a friend to do the same on our giveaway post. Find us @pompommag and @schacht_spindle_company. You have until the end of this weekend to enter, and we’ll choose a winner at random on Monday the 27th of June. Best of luck!

xx Pom Pom

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7 Responses to FRINGE TWISTING TUTORIAL + SCHACHT CRICKET LOOM GIVEAWAY!

  1. Savannagal June 23, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

    That was a great tutorial. Never saw that tool before. Very handy. Wish I could join in on your giveaway, but I can’t use Instagram because it is not available for PCs and I don’t use FB for lots and lots of reasons.

    • sue June 24, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

      ditto!!

  2. Jules June 23, 2016 at 9:51 pm #

    Great tutorial thank you, which I am going to point my friend in the direction of as she has just started weaving. Like Savannagal I don’t do FB or Instagram but what a great giveaway.

  3. Tomeka June 24, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    I love twisted fringe. After doing a couple of scarves “by finger”, I invested in a fringe twister which makes it so my easier. I have a Schacht Cricket 10″ loom and absolutely love it.

  4. Cindy Lui June 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    What a wonderful idea!!!! I am going to try this! Thank you very much.

  5. Prairie Fleur April 28, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

    Can I enter the giveaway if I don’t have a Facebook account?

    • Pom Pom Mag May 2, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

      Hi! This competition has now closed (the post is from 2016!), but thanks for your interest. We’ll certainly have more giveaways so do try again soon! x

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