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”
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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