Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Branch Weaving

On Friday, October 11th, Rosemary Barnes Pratt hosted an enjoyable evening of branch weaving. She guided the participants in learning this friendly technique of using branches and yarn to create wonderful masterpieces.  

Rosemary kindly shared the following handout and pictures to enjoy and be inspired by.

Thank you, Rosemary, for the wonderful night and thank you to everyone who attended! 









 
Branch Weaving
 Materials: yarn, V-shaped branch, tapestry or weaving needle, scissors
 Tie on yarn at the bottom of the V and begin to wind warp. 
WARP is generally up and down on a traditional loom, though it might be side to side here. WEFT is generally side to side on a traditional loom.
Wind warp around each side of branch, alternating and wrapping twice to keep in place.
Tie off and knot when finished.
 Use desired yarn on needle to create weft.
Plain weave is up, down, up, down: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
Variations include:   00—00—00—00—00—00
                                             00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
                                             0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0
Use your fingers or a fork to keep weft yarn closer together.
 You can use 1 color or several – knotting or keeping ends separate (then weaving in ends when finished).
 Helpful resources:


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