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09/25/2013 / accfiber

Crackle Weave

Hello Readers!

alpacas

My name is Jinni and I am currently taking the weaving class at the Appalachian Center for Craft.  I will be blogging this semester in correlation with my weaving so keep checking these blogs for updates!  A little about myself…I started weaving a few years back and just couldn’t stay away from it.  I decided to keep going and invested in some alpacas.  They’re lots of fun!

downloadFor my first project, I am doing an overshot called blooming leaf in crackle weave, which I got out of the Handweaver’s Pattern Book written by Marguerite Porter Davison.  Above is the pattern I will be weaving.

Putting my yarns on the loom

Putting my yarns on the loom

My project idea is to make a self portrait.  I wanted to play with the conventional idea of a self portrait so I’ve decided to do my shadow.

All 37 inches of warp!

All 37 inches of warp!

From this weaving, I will cut out my shadows’ outline and zig-zag stitch the around the edges to hold it in place.  My project will also function as a rug for my home.

Sleying the heddles for my project

Sleying the heddles for my project

Here you can see that I added in some color to make it more enjoyable.

Thanks for checking my blog!  I’ll see you again soon.

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