Thursday, 17 December 2009

Bands, Bands and More Bands, by Chris Beech


A selection of bands I have woven over the years, all on 4 shaft floor loom - 1" wide bands look a bit ridiculous on a 48" loom, but it is a very efficient way to weave these warp faced bands. I don't use a reed as the epi is so high, simply pull the weft taut and use the shuttle to beat it hard to the fell.

The first pic shows four warp faced tabby braids, all in carpet wool except the Christmassy one which uses crochet cotton.

The 2nd pic shows warp faced twill bands: 1 and 3 from left to right are chevron twills [see Handwoven Sept 1982,page 50], while nos. 2 and 4 are card weaving designs adapted to a 4 shaft loom [as per Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Winter 1976].

Dianne, does this help??

by Chris Beech

1 comment:

Dianne Dudfield said...

They are just amazing but my tired brain can't for the life of me figure how you get the pattern in a warp faced twill. I'll have to research and experiment. I'll have to wait until Guild starts again in the New Year to see the Handwoven mag.