Thursday, August 20, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Different curves
This draft to the left is very long because the curves go on and on and on and on…………..   The first time it progresses through 3 threading blocks and back again.  Then through 4 theading blocks and back.  Then through 5 threading blocks and back.  And so on.  And with each consecutive curve the size of the blocks grow.
But what does fox up the design is the presence of “incidental” blocks.
The design itself begins at the upper left-hand corner of imagethe draft and gradually moves towards the bottom right-hand corner of the draft. But from time to time an “extra” or “incidental” block will appear. They are marked in the top part of the draft to the right.
In earlier pieces I have either been able to incorporate these incidental blocks into the design, or the design was such that they had no effect.  Go here to see one recent example.  And here for another.  to see something quite different, go here and here. So, I am not sure if this will work. I think the simpler draft of yesterday stands a better chance of working. The only real way to find out is to sample.
Meanwhile I am working on other ideas.

Designing Curves” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on August 20, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Blossom Merz said...

This is some mind-bending work you're doing and the result looks so fluid and effortless! Thanks for documenting it so the rest of us can learn too.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, Blossom. What I am trying to document is really process, the process of designing from first ideas to final product.

Delighted Hands said...

I am working on catching your vision of crackle weave. I am too new to 'get' all of it but love the possiblilities. (I am too impatient and would just weave to see what I could do!)

sheilabythebeach said...

This is so far over my head I can only laugh. Maybe someday I'll catch up. I do admire the pattern, excuse me while I go do tabby!

Peg in South Carolina said...

Delighted Hands, my hope is that you are seeing the possibilities in your own weaving journey and developing your own vision. I like your word vision. Perhaps it is this that I want weavers to get from my blog?
Sheila, there are wonderful weavers who do nothing but plain weave. One can have visions within that structure. If you haven't already seen it, check out Weaving Spirit's blog here: