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!


Spinning Out of Control said...

I'm really glad you posted this. These braids are exactly what I've been looking for to finish a rug I'm doing :)

Franco Rios said...

I'm glad it was helpful. I was doing the little braids as practice, not really planned.

Have a good day!

islamic educator said...

This reminds me so much of lace bobbin weaving. One of the difference is that the yarn is on bobbins.

Your spirit or weaving adventures is wonderful!

Franco Rios said...

Do you have a link to your favorite picture of lace bobbin weaving?

Have a good day!

Sheila Gazlay said...

I saw some bobbin weaving at my local fair not too long ago. The only info they had out on it were some articles in very old magazines. Where can I find out more about bobbin weaving?

Franco Rios said...

Hi Sheila,

I think you have to search for "lace bobbin weaving" including the words "bobbin lace."

Have a good day!