Weave Along Weaving Techniques

Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering Details

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Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering ShapesHello friends, time for part 4 of our weave along.  Today we’re adding some delicate flowering details and then closing our shape with more twinning.


For the flowering shapes, I’m using my thin lace weight wool thread and then I’m using some natural warp thread for the twinning. I’m using the warp thread for the twinning because it’s stronger then the wool which makes it easier to manipulate with all the twisting. It also adds structure to the weave, by holding the warp threads together.

Before we start the next steps, I wanted to add some information from the part 3 twinning. I realized I didn’t make it clear enough when talking about how many warp threads I made my triangles cover. I’ve since updated part 3, but if you already read through that part this might help. I pushed my twinning thread to an upward diagonal over 4 warp threads, the 5th warp thread was the peak of the triangle, then the next 4 warp threads were pushed into a downward diagonal. This pattern repeated across the warp threads with my last diagonal going up 4 warp threads.

Here are the steps to make the flowering pattern:

Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering Shapesrow 1|| taking your thread, pass it under 4 warp threads, then over 1 warp thread, under 8, over 1, under 8, repeating until you reach the end of your warp threads. Your weft thread should end under the warp threads.

Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering Shapesrow 2|| on the row back, pass then weft over the end warp thread, then under 2 warps, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 4, repeating over 1, under 1, over 1, under 4 across the weave until you reach the end of your warp threads. Your weft thread will end under the warp threads.

Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering Shapesrow 3|| pass the weft thread over the end warp, under 2, over 3, under 6, over 3, repeating under 6, over 3 across the weave. Your weft thread should end under the warp threads.

Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering Shapesrow 4|| bring the weft thread over 2 warp threads, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1. Repeating over 2 warp threads, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1 until you reach the end of the weave. Your weft thread will end over the last warp.

Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering Shapesrow 5|| pass the weft thread under 3 warps, over 3, under 6, over 3, repeating under 6, over 3 across the weave. Your weft thread should end under the warp threads.

Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering Shapesrow 6|| on the row back, pass then weft over the end warp thread, then under 2 warps, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 4, repeating over 1, under 1, over 1, under 4 across the weave until you reach the end of your warp threads. Your weft thread will end under the warp threads.

Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering Shapesrow 7|| weave your weft over 1, under 3, under 4 warps, over 1, under 8, over 1, under 8, repeating until you reach the end of your warp threads. Your weft thread should end under the warp threads, trim any excess so that you have about 2 to 3 inches of end tail.

Weave Along || Part 4: Flowering Shapesrow 8|| take the same thread you used for twinning in part 3 and repeat the twinning steps across the weft threads. This time push the twinned thread downward over 4 warp threads, the 5th warp thread was the peak of the triangle, then push the next 4 warp threads at an upward diagonal. Continue this pattern across the weave.

Note: For twinning, you can use a weaving needle to do this technique if you prefer. Also if it’s too tedious for you, trying twinning over 2 warp threads at a time. You’ll still have a twisted look, but it will be slightly larger.

Our weave is really starting to come together. I really like how the patterns look with the warp threads.  Find all the Weave Along Steps here.

Happy Weaving!

Kate


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3 Comments

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    Debbie McInnes
    May 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Love your posts, they are so informative and easy to follow.
    I have fallen in love with weaving and I find it so relaxing to the mind.

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      Kate
      May 23, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that. I love helping others fall in love with weaving!

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    Patty
    May 23, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you, Kate, for doing this WeaveAlong for us. I have discovered a few new techniques already, and I have been weaving for a very long time!

    One thing I just discovered is that when doing the twining with this fine yarn (unlike the twining I am working on with rags for a rug), I was having trouble getting the yarn to go where I wanted it to. Trusty crochet hook to the rescue! It took me less than half the time to twine the second row of (almost) triangles than it did before I used a crochet hook to help me get under the particular warp that I needed to get under. Hope this helps someone else!

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