Dear Weaving Circle,
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Premier: Tuesday, October 25th @ 1pm Pacific / 3pm Central / 5pm Eastern
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In this episode of welfordWEAVES, we delve into a new weave structure to me and begin to unpack the ideas of crackle (jamtlandvaev), an ancient Scandanavian structure brought from Europe.
Some basic notes on Crackle:
1. It is derived from and originates in point twill,
2. Offers an unbelievable number of patterns and variations,
3. Maximum number of floats are 3 but there are versions with floats up to 5 threads, and
4. It makes a very strong cloth.
Conventional crackle is based on blocks with 3 shafts and 4 ends:
Block A: 1 – 2 – 3 – 2
Block B: 2 – 3 – 4 – 3
Block C: 3 – 4 – 1 – 4
Block D: 4 – 1 – 2 – 1
The 3-shaft character of the cloth is maintained by placing indicidentals between the blocks as follows:
Block A = thread an incidental on shaft 1
Block B = thread an incidental on shaft 2
Block C = thread an incidental on shaft 3
Block D = thread an incidental on shaft 2
No more than 4 shafts before changing directions, which helps with incidentals to go between blocks and create amazing patterns!
I hope you enjoy this initial dive into crackle – more to come in following episodes! Post your questions down below!