Saturday, May 8, 2010
Peruvian Rep Braid
Based on book by Alta Turner in "Fingerweaving: Indian Braiding",
this is the Peruvian Rep Braid, page 36.
(click here for Peruvian Cross Rep Braid) -(click pictures for larger image, back to return to blog)
Set up on a dowel from left to right, 4 dark, 4 dark, 4 dark, 12 light.
Pull left side 4 dark through shed of 8 dark and 12 white. Let it sit to the right.
Pull next group from left side of 4 dark through 4 dark and 12 white. Notice how the dark weaves through the white in an "over-under" process. Leave the dark to the right.
Pull the last group on left through the white group, again it is woven through the white. Leave the dark to the right.
Now we start going to the other side, pull 4 dark from the right side, through 8 dark and through 12 white. Leave it lay on the left. See how the dark weaves through the white.
Pull the next group of 4 dark through 4 dark and 12 white, weaving through, leaving the dark laying to the left.
The next group of 4 dark is woven through the white, leave the dark laying to the left.
Starting back the other way.
Here is a shot of how I use my fingers to weave the strands and create the shed.
Here is the band forming with the river pattern. Please note that the dark yarn is always going through as weft. The light yarns are always woven over the top as warp.
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