A very big thank you to Laverne for doing this monograph!  Without it I know I would still be struggling! At least I think Ii am doing this properly!


I have about a foot of a pebble weave sampler woven and am working through various motifs from the monograph.



Lots of errors and undoing along the way as well as a major warping error. But I am working with it.

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kendrick43 (not verified)

That looks really great! 

claudia (not verified)

I love the colors and pattern.  Nice choices, nice job.


bolivian warmi

Very nice Evelyn! That little fellow you have woven is called a "viscacha". It is a little rodent that looks like a rabbit with a long tail and is found at high altitudes. If I were at home I would scan a photo and post it here for you as they are really cute!

Super edges on your band BTW!

Evelyn (not verified)

Thanks all! 

I really like knowing the names/symbols of the patterns.  I will look him up on the internet.  I have also done a bird and what look like fish and one that reminds me of the sun as well as others.  Lots of fun.

Evelyn (not verified)

I am looking at the photos in the Helene Bress Inkle book and see that the texture looks quite different.  The light warps form a sort of honeycomb effect around the dark pebbles.  I still don't understand the directions in the book - when I follow them I get one side that looks o.k. and the other completely wrong.  Just curious about these other instructions...


bolivian warmi

The problem, Evelyn, is this random use of the word "pebble". I know that honeycomb type of weave and it is not what I am describing as Andean pebble weave. The South American weavers also use that technique which I would call a supplementary warp technique rather than a complementary one as Andean pebble weave is. In the honeycomb techniqe there is one supplementary warp for every pair of ground warp ends. No one has been able to tell me who originally used the term "pebble" and to which structure they were referring so there will always be this confusion. I learned the honeycomb technique in Huancayo Peru and have shown examples on my blog along with some Mapuche pieces that also employ this technique. The honeycomb weave is not truly double faced as what I call Andean pebble weave is.

Evelyn (not verified)

Well that makes me feel alot better!  I don't feel so completely dumb about not getting it!  

jordanj (not verified)

That looks great! My viscacha was rather elogated, but yours looks just right!


seaphish (not verified)


I like the colors you chose.  Is that mercerized cotton?


Evelyn (not verified)

Thank you.  I am just trying to use what I have on hand.

The green and purple are UKI  5/2 mercerized cotton.  The brown is a very old Lily Mills mercerized bought from an estate sale and the white is Cronita crochet cotton.  The white and brown are every so slightly finer than the 5/2, but are also  more tightly spun and the twist is opposite to the 5/2.