This post is kind of a part 2 to last week when I posted about the three diamond weft over. If you remember the weft over technique is a really fun way to create shapes, texture, and dimension in your weaves. There are a lot of fun designs you can make with the weft over technique. I’ve shared three that I’ve made so far, but the possibilities are endless.
If you missed my other posts on the weft over technique, the basic idea is that you pass the weft over multiple warp threads to create your patterns. As long as you start with a plan, the weft over can be as simple as a plain weave.
For this pattern, I’ll go over the steps for the 21 warp threads that the pattern covers. I have more warp threads then those 21, but I filled them with a plain weave, which you can easily do too. As I mentioned in the previous post on weft over, I have an even number of warp threads on my loom so my shapes are not in the exact middle, but visually it’s hard to tell.
Before I wove this pattern I wove 2 plain weave rows. I always have a few rows of plain weave to stabilize my warp threads before and after I make a pattern.
Here is the pattern for the hour glass & negative diamond…
Row 3|| Weave over 1, under 1, over 1, under 2, over 3, under 5, over 3, under 2, over 1, under 1, over 1.
Row 4|| Return weave under 1, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 2, over 1, under 7, over 1, under 2, over 1, under 1, over 1, under 1.
Weave over 1, under 1, over 1, under 2, over 3, under 5, over 3, under 2, over 1, under 1, over 1.
Row 6|| Repeat row 2
Bring the weft thread back under 1 warp, over 1, under 2, over 5, under 3, over 5, under 2, over 1, under 1, over 1.
Row 7|| Repeat row 1
Pass the weft thread over 1 warp, under 2 warps, over 7 warps, under 1, over 7, under 2, over 1.
I then wove 2 plain rows to lock in my warp threads.
I love the look of these two patterns stacked. I might keep them going for a bit and see how that looks.
I would love to hear if you’ve tried the weft over technique and what you thought of it. I find it to be a really easy way to make shapes, but I’m not sure how someone who is just starting out feel about it. As always I love to hear your thoughts.
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