Friday, January 20, 2006

Eight-fold basket weave, illustrated

So, here's what such animals look like. The patterns come from Marguerite Davison's "A Handweaver's Pattern Book," of which I have my mother's 1970s copy. It is also available new, amazingly enough.

For what it's worth, these are varieties II and III of the eight-fold basket weave, woven using four colors of a lambswool/silk blend, one of which is the borders in the warp and also the weft. I've also tinkered a little with using the other warp yarns as wefts, but I'm still mulling how to use them. The latter are quite subtle.

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