View Full Version : Weaving Tips

07-23-2008, 02:46 PM
I need some tips weaving crosses, especially with CF, i usually can do the first couple of mains without a problem, but then i lose the stringer in my finger and have to do it one by one and this happens on every single cross. HELP!

07-23-2008, 02:48 PM
about halve way through stop, and then pull extra slack and then continue

07-23-2008, 02:48 PM
I get the same thing too so any help would be awesome. I'm not sure but leaving a bit sticking out from my fingers seems to make it slightly easier because it doesn't slip out so fast. Probably doesn't help though.

07-23-2008, 02:52 PM
Pull a loop.

07-23-2008, 02:52 PM
Until you get better at it, take some of the cross through when you reach a snag and start over, this removes some of the friction that is slowing you down.

07-23-2008, 02:53 PM
are you stringing one cross ahead so its a push weave?

07-23-2008, 03:38 PM
Besides pulling slack (yes, it really helps) you can try improvising with the fingers you weave with. I'm not sure about you all out there, but I will weave softer strings (multis, nylon based strings) with my index fingers, but I'll switch to an index/middle or middle/middle for thicker/rougher/poly strings at times. I let the bottom finger (middle) push laterally, and the top finger give vertical pushes to guide the string through.

07-24-2008, 02:16 PM
i am weaving one ahead. yulitle, you really think i should just pull the cross out if i get stuck? thats very counter productive

07-24-2008, 02:19 PM
I think he's trying to say pull more string through the hole so you have more string to weave with, not pull the whole cross out and start over.