Friday, January 23, 2009

Twisted Weft

There is a weft technique used a lot in old Shaker rugs. I have yet to try it, but I was reading about it in the "Rag Rug Handbook". It looks quite interesting. Take two contrasting colors and wind them on the shuttle. Put that through the shed and then twist in one direction. Then go to the next shed and twist in the same direction or opposite for a different effect. It gives a speckled effect and should be fun to try.

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