When 4 (or 6…or8…or 16) Blocks are NOT Enough! Single Two-Tie Pick-up WeavingSingle two-tie unit weaves are a great way to stretch the capabilities of your loom. Designing with blocks gives very graphic expanded designs on a limited number of harnesses. But what do you do if the motif you’ve designed has 12 blocks - or 16…or doesn’t ever repeat at all? Then it’s time to try this easy, single two-tie pick-up technique. Able to be woven on any single two-tie block harness arrangement (harness 1, pattern harness, harness 2, same pattern harness), this technique allows you to weave figures and patterns you may not be able to weave with a loom-controlled structure. At the meeting this month, we will explore the technique on pre-warped looms and you will have the opportunity to try some simple patterns. If you have a table loom or small portable loom you would like to bring, please warp it in your favorite summer and winter tie-up, or simply use the same block across the full width. Equipment is minimal – all you need is two shuttles, one thicker weft yarn, one thinner weft yarn, a skinny knitting needle or other thin dowel (slightly wider than the width of the warp) and a warped loom. There will be some simple motifs available to try, but if you are feeling motivated, bring a cartoon or print-out of your own design. Contact Cate Buchanan if you have any questions about warping prior to the meeting.
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