A Tutorial on Andean Pebble Weave
My ebook on Andean Pebble Weave is available now on WeaveZine as a downloadable pdf. I have been working for many months on this and it is crammed with step-by-step photos, diagrams and charts on my favorite Andean pick up techniques. It is double faced ad here the indigenous weavers use it to weave both traditional and contemporary designs-geometric figures, animals and human figures on the characeristic spotted background. It is used to adorn carrying cloths, coca bags, belts and ponchos.
The above design is Guarani from the lowlands of Bolivia and I used it to decorate a guitar strap.
It is one of the faster pick up techniques to execute as it uses two sets of string heddles and is partly loom controlled.
I hope you will take a look and consider buying a copy so we can maybe organize a weave along when I get back home.
You can find it here....
Hope you find it useful!! :-)