Small Weavings in the Shadows
Patterns and Sizes
My current explorations are in the area of inkle weaving. I’ve been playing with patterns and thread sizes.
I’m finding that the size 10 cotton crochet thread works up the quickest. It doesn’t snag on the heddles or pill and get fuzzy. The size 20 crochet thread might work up just as fast if my heddles were made of it rather than the size 10.
The size 10 crochet thread also seems to have given the cleanest version of the pattern, though that might be as much from the color choices as the thread size.
The most recently completed piece of inkle weaving was an experiment with which warp threads I heddled. In some spots I heddled two in a row and then left two alone. The result was a sort of speckled pattern where the weft showed through where the heddles didn’t alternate as usual. I’m wondering what kind of patterns I can come up with by coordinating various colors of warp and weft with heddle patterns.