Weaving
cactus
my cactus in bloom

Weaving

cactus

This orange feathery yarn is twined with an ecru woollen thread. By alternately weaving the feathery yarn with a plain coloured background, the effect of the strands come out beautifully.

Inspiration
flat weave
tufted sample
Product

Feather yarns are produced in several ways. Here the yarn is produced on a ‘feather yarn crochet knitting machine” loosely translated!

Development

The yarn is produced on a “feather yarn crochet knitting machine”. This is a method whereby the effect yarn is placed in front of the knitting pins with a yarn feeder, and then hooked in place. The space between the knitting pins is then cut.

For weaving you need warp and weft. The warp is cut in one or more colours.

Each individual warp thread passes through a heddle bar, an eyelet in a shaft, and then through a reed. The shafts can move up or down leaving room for the weft thread.

Technique
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