I know there are shortcuts, but I still have trouble imagining that there is a quick easy process for this. Erin Simonetti of Beads, Beading, Beaded will have a book out soon with her ‘gift to the world’ of easily ridding these threads. In the meantime, while I wait, I will show you photos of the only way I am familiar with 😉 This has to be done carefully and cannot be pulled tight, just gently, otherwise you will have the beads shifting and making all your hard work look bad! Czech beads have a hard time with accommodating all the extra threads, been there, done that! This piece uses all Delicas and I did not run into any problems at all. The images will show you one of the threads as I wove it in.
Then snip close to your work. The next pic is with all the warp threads on the bottom woven in.
As it stands right now, I have the edging on half of this piece and one side of the clasp. Now that we have the video and the comp stuff all worked out, I will be making a video for the other side of the clasp and showing you the edging I am putting on the piece. It is coming out beautifully and I love it! it is so soft too! I thought it might be stiff using Delicas, but not at all! Perfect looming beads!
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL!