However, looms have a downside: the warp threads that you stitch your beads onto create numerous thread tails on both ends of your beadwork. You either need to weave-in all of those tails, or find another way to manage them -- such as weaving them into a selvage.
Another option is to use one of several modified approaches to loom beading that create "no warps" beadwork. One of those methods uses square stitch starter strips that you attach to both ends of your loom.
Once your starter strips are attached, you can add beads to them that serve as modified dents. You can then bead a pattern by stitching your beads onto the warp threads as usual. To remove your beadwork from the loom, you need to pull out some temporary stitches that you made at both ends of the beadwork before you got started.
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