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smedway's picture

Krokbragd for Fun

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Sat, 02/20/2016
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
3
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
5.00 EPI
Width on Loom: 
9.00 in
Notes: 

I cut the first one off the loom yesterday and experimented with sett. I turns out that 5epi is the best for the yarns I'm using. I decided that I wanted to be more advenurous today. I have been dying my pea green carpet yarns and they are finally dry. I thought it would be a great time to test them. I have only gotten to the warm colors really. the green was not dyed because it has acrylic in it but the yellow and reds are custom. I'm not sure what else I will do although I am thinking a bag or ipad case is calling from this one.My resources are cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving (mostly the weaver's journal) & ridgid heddle weaving by jane patrick.

smedway's picture

Introduction to Krokbragd

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Thu, 02/18/2016 - Fri, 02/19/2016
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
3
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
5.00 EPI
Width on Loom: 
9.00 in
Notes: 

I have been curious about boundweave lately. I did some investigation and was really keen to give it a try. I've been eyeing some carpet yarns on sale at DBNY and got a massive boxed lot. I decided I'd unply several yarns and that was a large project. But since they had been wound on cone double and trebble thickness it seemed like the most economical to me. Once the yarns had been separated I realized there was a lot of pea green. a lot. Since the colors were in general from the 70's they were hit or miss. I decided to use some au'natural for the test and really liked the results. This is my first krokbragd.

 

The warp is lily mills carpet warp and the weft is mill end yarns from Colonial Carpet. I did not use any real drafts throughout - it was more experimentation than anything. It gets intuitive after you figure out which color shows where. the edges are a mess and I kept forgetting to run the yarns up the side, leaving a lot of ends that needed to be sewn in. but live and learn.

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BOUNDWEAVE WALLHANGING

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Thu, 03/05/2009 - Mon, 03/30/2009
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
6
Sett: 
10.00 Ends/cm
Length on Loom: 
2.00 ft
Width on Loom: 
12.00 in
Finished Length: 
16.00 in
Finished Width: 
12.00 in
Notes: 

This was my second project in boundweave, the first being a sample about 8 years ago. I wanted to make a small wallhanging for our winter home in Florida.  I used Nancy Arthur Hoskins' book, Tabby to Taquete' and the video Boundweave, by Nancy Arthur Hoskins for inspiration and instruction.  I also wanted a hanging without the usual "bars" associated with boundweave.  I learned that by using a  6 shaft rosepath threading, that that was possible.

It was fun and challenging to make up my designs.  What I had in mind did not always work in the weaving.  I finally got it to my liking and started weaving.  My fish look like a kaleidoscope design, but I am happy with the rest.  I used various colors and mixtures of embroidery floss, perle embroidery floss and metallic floss.

I have it hanging on a dead mangrove root, found along the beach while visiting a 100 year old Indian trading post.  I put a twinned finish along the warp threads.  It did use a tremendous amount of weft for the size of the piece.

 

Altivo's picture

Celtic Chains

Project
Draft: 
Celtic Chains
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sat, 11/15/2003 - Fri, 01/30/2004
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Sett: 
6.00 Ends/cm
Length on Loom: 
8.00 ft
Width on Loom: 
35.00 in
Finished Length: 
3.00 ft
Finished Width: 
32.00 in
Notes: 

My first experiment with boundweave. I used the Halcyon bulky yarn as weft because I had it on hand, and it turned out pretty well. The structure is taquete, and if I can find the draft on my old computer I'll upload it later. The horses in the photos are Asher (modeling the blanket with my Australian saddle) and his half brother Archie. In the end, this blanket is hanging on my wall at work, though, because it's too pretty to languish in the tack room most of the time and be at risk of moth damage.

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Celtic Chains

Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Source
This Draft is from: 
My own design
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Draft Image: 
WIF file: 

This is intended to be woven "on opposites" without a tabby weft. Otherwise it would be a summer and winter weave, and could be worked that way. Woven on opposites as a boundweave, it makes an attractive saddle blanket or rug. See project of same name for finished example.

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Celtic Chains

Project
Draft: 
Celtic Chains
Project Status: 
On Hold
Project Date: 
Sat, 11/15/2003 - Fri, 01/30/2004
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:

My first experiment with boundweave. I used the Halcyon bulky yarn as weft because I had it on hand, and it turned out pretty well. The structure is taquete, and if I can find the draft on my old computer I'll upload it later. The horses in the photos are Asher (modeling the blanket with my Australian saddle) and his half brother Archie. In the end, this blanket is hanging on my wall at work, though, because it's too pretty to languish in the tack room most of the time and be at risk of moth damage.

Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Sett: 
6.00 Ends/cm
Length on Loom: 
8.00 ft
Width on Loom: 
35.00 in
Finished Length: 
3.00 ft
Finished Width: 
8.00 in
KarenInTheWoods's picture

boundweave drawdown and threading

Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Source
This Draft is from: 
My own design
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Draft Image: 

Someone asked about my "graphs" I posted about 8 harness boundweave.  I will try to explain with this photo.

The graphs posted are merely diagrams to show you were to put certain colors to show on top of the weaving and where to bury those colors behind other threads to make certain figures.  If you already know how to weave Boundweave, these graphs are very helpful for creative ideas I am sharing, and make perfect sense.

You might really need to read a book or take a lesson on Boundweave to understand.  (like learning Overshot, Blocks, Shaftwswitching etc.) 

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Boundweave Steveio my husband

Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Source
This Draft is from: 
My own design
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Draft Image: 

I did a full wall hanging of boundweave patterns of special things in my life, here is one of them

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Boundweave KarenInTheWoods ME

Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Source
This Draft is from: 
My own design
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Draft Image: 

I did a full wall hanging of boundweave patterns of special things in my life, here is one of them

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KarenInTheWoods's picture

Boundweave Tree

Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Source
This Draft is from: 
My own design
Uploads
Draft Image: 

I did a full wall hanging of boundweave patterns of special things in my life, here is one of them

Times Used: 
0