Crazy for Crackle Weave
The structure Crackle was the name given by Mary Atwater for the less easily pronounced, yet more worldly recognized Scandinavian term Jamtlandsvaev. The term was coined as the structure resembles the cracking on some pottery glazes. This block weave has the look of Summer & Winter, yet it’s better categorized as a twill derivative. The pattern blocks produce short floats on the surface of the fabric spanning no more than 3 warp ends. With this characteristic it makes it an ideal choice for fabrics that need to be tightly woven such as placemats, runners and upholstery.
In this workshop students will be weaving a sampler on 4 shafts that can be used as a table runner or wall hanging. Each student will work on a pre-warped loom and weave their way through numerous treadling variations. These variations will provide inspiration for future projects in the crackle structure. This versatile and lesser known weave structure which replicates the look of Overshot and Summer and Winter will be your next favorite structure in your bank of weaving knowledge. Come and explore the wonders of Crackle. All materials are included with your tuition.