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strands at each end. Hitch the
two ends of the weft to the nearest
bight of itself & tuck the ends in, or
knot it to the selvage cords, unlaying
them if too big. Finish off the ends
of the latter by hitching, unlaying &
hitching, or any neat and convenient me-
thod.
This is the simplest form of sword
mat, but there are innumerable
modifications both in the form and
the process. With regard to the form
it has a different side edge if the
weft is passed twice, once from each
side for ^in opposite directions through every opening made by the
sword & spunyarn. Any kind of
fancy weaving may be employed.
With regard to the process, the
warp may be ^wound or racked to & fro across
the two rods to commence with, thus
saving many knots and securing even
strain. Again, instead of a loose piece

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