bonni.b Posted August 4, 2014 Share Posted August 4, 2014 I've mentioned A Handweaver's Pattern Book by Marguerite Davison previously, long out of print, but available from Amazon and Abebooks still. I think this bird's eye threading has lots of possibilities for miniature rugs, especially. Using a 2/20 wool at 30 epi (that's a guess, the recommended sett for that wool in tabby is 20-24, and twills can go tighter for rugs, especially) there would be over 5 repeats to an inch, once the rug was off the loom and pressed. Which would make a nice small overall pattern that could be made more interesting by using color changes in the weft. Note that no warp shows in #13 and 21, the weft covers the warp completely. Except as noted, I'm assuming a weft of 2/20 wool as well. These drawdowns are written for a sinking shed loom, most common when she wrote the book, so tie up the opposite or press the opposite levers if you're on a table loom to get patterns that look like the pictures. Or use her tie-ups and just flip the rugs over when you're done - it's the same weave on the reverse side. One thing I've always liked about this book is the inclusion of photos of the woven samples. Looking at the drafts of these weaves doesn't always tell you how the yarn deflects in the finished piece. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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