Rather than yarns you happen to create … whorls and more.
I've had a few questions lately about how to set up a heddle rod. When I was first learning how to weave, I searched for a heddle tutorial high and low and couldn't find anything! I had to do some experimenting before I understood exactly what they were. See those two dowels at the top of
Splicing on anew drive band: mark where the ends cross, untwist the ends, remove of each end and re-ply together and then bind the twisted length. Or, use a square/reef knot or fisherman's knot @ the overlap mark.