Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Fingerweaving in December
I've been taken my clipboard and fingerweaving on the train the last couple of days and here is more things I'm learning. (click photo for larger view, back to return to blog) From the book Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding by Alta R Turner, the above is Peruvian Rep Braid, where one set of strings (the yellow) is always a warp that covers weft and the other set (the blue) is always a weft going through the warp. It create a zig zag pattern. The fringe is 4 string braid.
This next pattern is Peruvian Cross Rep Braid, where the yellow strings are always a warp that covers the blue and also covers the yellow where it crosses in the middle. The blue never covers the yellow and covers the blue in the middle cross.
The yarn is Sugar and Cream worsted cotton 4 ply yarn, 12 WPI.
Have a good day!