Pebble Weave Described

Pebble Weave

Similar to the Inkle Weave in its weaving process, another type of pickup weave, called Pebble Weave, gets its name from the look of its speckled background.

[See Inkle Weave here.]

Believed to date back to the ancient cultures of the Andes, evidence of its use has been found in ruins of Aztec temples and in objects preserved in museums.  Continue reading “Pebble Weave Described”

Warping Trapeze

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Pebble Weave Deer
Pebble Weave Deer

You can’t swing on a Warping Trapeze.  If you’ve ever been a child, you most likely had an art class, or went to day camp, or if you were really lucky you spent a week at Scout camp.  And, I’d be willing to bet (a very small sum, of course) you wove something.  A potholder made of stretchy loops made on a six inch square metal loom.  A lanyard of plastic strands woven with a clip to hold a whistle or your ID tag.  A beaded bracelet woven on a little metal loom.  Or maybe you even pounded a few brads into the end of a wooden thread spool and tried your hand at spool knitting.  Am I right? Continue reading “Warping Trapeze”

Inkle Weave Explained

Inkle Weave

Pick-up …   Weave …   Change shed …   Beat  …   Tug …

Anyone who has woven an inkle band knows the routine.  We chant an eternal mantra while we teach a particular warp-faced pattern to our fingers.

  • 1- Pick-up warp to make the pattern;
  • 2- Weave the row close to the fell, leaving a small loop of weft;
  • 3- Change the shed;
  • 4- Beat by making a hard push toward the fell line with a beveled-edge shuttle; then,
  • 5- Tug gently and firmly on the weft to close the loop and bring the warp in line with the woven edge of the piece.

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