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Weave-Along 7: Finishing Your Purse

It’s time to finish your lovely silk purse.  After having woven the header (the last few rows of warp material woven in as weft), cut your piece from the loom remembering to leave five inches of fringe to make tying them easier.
It ‘s time to finish your lovely silk purse.  After having woven the header (the last few rows of warp material woven in as weft), cut your piece from the loom remembering to leave five inches of fringe to make tying them easier.  Weight your piece with something so that while you are tying the fringe the piece is stable.  Take two warp ends from the left or right.  Tie the first part of a square knot (the one you use to tie your shoes before making the bow).  Make sure the knot is flush with the edge of your weaving. 
 Next, tie an overhand knot.  Stick a needle into the knot itself and then guide the knot to the base of your weaving.  Do this with the warps on the other side as well as the left and right warps on the other end of your piece.  This will prevent the weft from raveling.  Next, tie all the warps in this manner.
This is the back of the piece. You want to clean it up a bit.  Trim the weft ends so they are a half inch to an inch or so long.
So it looks like this.
Fold the header and footer to the back of the piece and pin down.  Use a whip stitch to sew it down to the back.
Lay your piece on top of the silk lining material.  Trim the material to look like below photo.
Pin lining to back of piece.
Sew lining to back of piece.
Fold piece together and sew and pin.
Sew two sides together.
Then use groups of three beads to sew all around the sides and top of the piece like so.
 Finished piece.
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