Charlotte C: Turned Crackle Placemats
The warp for the Turned Crackle placemats that I wove is cotton chenille that is 1425 YPP. It was sett at 16 EPI. Weft is 8/2 cotton in navy. 4 colors in the warp. 4 blocks. Each of the 4 blocks in the warp uses 4 colors – red, green, blue and tan. Color sequence is different in each block.
Block A – green, blue, tan, red.
Block B – blue, tan, red, green.
Block C – tan, red, green, blue.
Block D – red, green, blue, tan.
After getting the color sequences in the warp all threaded, the weaving is a breeze with one color (one shuttle, instead of 4 in regular crackle).
Lots of shrinkage – 20%.
Gudrun: Double-faced Card Weaving
I had been weaving dogs and cats recently hoping for rain. The rain came – unfortunately in massive amounts and not in the desired places.
The technique is double-faced card weaving, the yarn is 10/2 pearl cotton.
Several patterns were derived from Andean knitting patterns.