Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Weave Technical Folder

As with knitting , weaving was also based on grids/ structures and colours wash. On the loom we learnt 10 techniques. We also learnt rigid heddle and tapestry, both of which we had to do our own research for in order to find out what you could do to vary it. 
Although many years ago I had used a loom and done some tapestry work, I think I found this the hardest out of all the areas we have practiced as I found them both quite fiddely always having to feed the threads through and although some of the loom work looked quite good I felt it wasn't as good as the other areas I had done. It was still good however, to revisit weaving having not done it for so long. 
Here are some of my samples from the loom:


2/2 twill

1/3 twill

Close up of the image above

3/1 twill (and reversed for zig zag)

4/4 twill

Close up of the 4/4 twill

4/4 twill again but this time using different types of yarn to add texture. Using the thicker yarn also lengthens the pattern created.

Close up

Extra weft (vertical line) 

Extra weft (spot on point threading)

Close up

Here is one of my tapestry samples:

Weaving on a tapestry frame trying out various techniques, such as forming splits. 

Here is one of my ridgid heddle samples:

Using different types of yarn to create different textures.

Here are my final creative samples for my weaving technical file:

For this sample I used a variety of techniques that I had been taught previously. At the top there is the 'Extra weft (spot on point threading)'. I also used the 'Extra weft (vertical line) as well as the '4/4 twill' and a couple of other techniques too. 

Close up from the top section - Extra weft (spot on point threading)

Close up of a few of the other sections where i used different types of yarn as well a some ribbon.

I found this pattern to try in a book. The technique comes under large, textured honeycomb and I wanted to try it as it gives more of a 3-dimensional shape.

Close up of the middle section from the textured honeycomb piece I tried out.

For my last creative sample on the loom I tried another technique from a book which was under the section 'Ombre Pointed Twills'. This type of technique creates not only textural but an optical effect as well. Using differernt types of yarns meant that the pattern was often lengthened.

Close up of the top section

Close up of one of the sections. I particularly like the colours in this area as well as the texture created.

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