Starting with the first yarn, weave the shed stick under it and then over the next. Continue this to the last warp yarn. Pull the shed stick through and center it. Using a tapestry needle or yarn bobbin, continue in the next row by weaving over the next yarn and under the next one.
What is a shed stick in weaving?
Shed sticks are used to create an opening between warp threads, referred to as the shed, so weft can be passed from one side to the other without restriction. They are particularly useful when working with bulky yarns and fibres as the shed can be held open while the bulky yarn or fibre is passed across the warp.
Which shedding process is used in hand loom?
The minimum number of heald shafts required to form a shed is two. When the number of heald shafts being used is more than two, whether a shaft is lifted or lowered is decided by the weave structure of the fabric being woven on the particular loom.
What are the types of shedding?
There are three major types of shedding mechanism’s namely Tappet, Dobby, and Jacquard.
What is a rising shed loom?
Counter-balance looms are known as sinking shed looms. This means that when you step on a treadle, whatever is tied to it will move down and the other shafts will move up. On a Jack style loom or rising shed loom, whatever you tie to a treadle moves up while the other shafts just stay down at the bottom.
What is a shed rod?
The first type of shedding device was called a shed-rod. It was a rod inserted into the warp to ease in weaving, and came about at the same time as the heddle. Threads were alternated over and under the rod, and the threads that went under the rod went through string heddles attached to a bar.