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crackle weave

rjf | Posted in Photo Gallery on

This is just a test.  And it worked! (This really deserves an exclamation point)  This is a close-up of a sample called crackle weave.  The warp is alternating colors which change from block to block and it’s threaded in blocks of point twill.  It has three colors of weft so you juggle three shuttles all the time but I can see that there are endless variations.  A good use for all the small amounts of left-overs.  I’m going to try to get another view in here.  No, it’s going to need another message.    rjf

Edited 8/20/2003 2:23:11 PM ET by rjf


  1. carolfresia | | #1

    Very neat! I can't quite picture how this is done--you'll have to show me some time.


  2. SisterT | | #2

    It is beautiful (exclamation point deleted).  :)  What kind of thread did you use (cotton, wool...)?

    I have a friend who is looking for a certain kind of silk.  "Degummed," I think.  Does anyone know of a good source?  I don't weave, but I am very good at standing at the end of the loom and begging for scraps...


    1. rjf | | #4

      Most of it is 10/2 cotton but the yellow weft thread is perle cotton so it's a little shiny.  I've heard "degummed".  I don't know what it means exactly but today I will see a weaving friend who knows everything (e.p.) and find out.  Just how long are the scraps you want?  It drives me crazy that I lose 18" X 240 or so lengths of thread whenever I finish something.  And that's a relatively small amount of loom waste.  We've put them out for the birds; orioles are very good thread pickers but that only a drop in the waste basket.  I would be very happy to save and send to you.     rjf

      1. SisterT | | #5

        Thank you for asking about the degummed silk.  I don't collect the strings...I collect the woven fabric (e.p....it took me a second or two, but I caught on).  The friend who weaves makes vestments out of his fabric and he has promised me scraps. 

        I should post photos of some of his work.  Maybe I will do that when I am reunited with my fabric.

        Is Hungary known for fine weaving?  My roommate has a scarf across a dresser and she said it is Hungarian.  It is incredibly soft, made with fine wool threads. 

        My weaving career began and ended with Girl Scout projects.


    2. GoodFibrations | | #7

      Have you tried robin & russ in McMinnville, Or???

      http://www.robinandruss.com  their web site is limited but the store is fabulous.  A weaver's paradise.  email them if you cannot see what you're after on their site

      1. SisterT | | #8

        Thank you.  I will pass along the information!

  3. Crafty_Manx | | #3

    Very cool :-)


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    ehBeth | | #6

    Fabulous!  I don't know enough about weaving to understand how that happened - but the result is fabulous.

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