Thursday, January 14, 2010


Posted by Peg in South Carolina


The image of the draft, by the way, could be a bit misleading.  Many people who weave crackle use a weft that is heavier than the warp when they weave it unturned.  Turning the draft would mean you would then put the heavier yarn in the warp, and the lighter yarn in the weft.  This would give greater emphasis on the warp stripes.

There is another advantage of the turned draft and so putting the tabbies into the warp (not shown in the draft).  It would be very easy to thread the tabbies the same color as each of the warp stripes.  Trying to do that weaving in the normal way would probably drive even me insane!

Not the continually changing warp colors is a piece of cake……..!

Related Post:  Playing with Color

Turning the Crackle Draft” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on January 14, 2010. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.

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