Double Weave Pickup
Well Folks, I tried a new technique today, it’s from the Jan/Feb 1999 issue of Handwoven. You can see the page I did at my pickup page which describes my technique more.
This is the partially finished project.
I lifted up shafts 2 & 4 and picked up with the knitting needle all the stitches that were the pattern,
then I pushed the needle to the beater.
I let go of 2 & 4 and lifted shaft 1.
Leaving shaft 1 up,
I threw the background weft (the yellow) from the right, then beat.
I then lifted shafts 1&3 and picked up with the knitting needle all the background parts of the pattern.
I then lifted shaft 2 and then threw the pattern weft from the right.
I repeated this process again, throwing from the left, and lifting shafts 3, then 4.
I kept this up until I was done and the middle square was actually a pocketed double weave…. So I stuffed it with poly-fill, and then threw the next background and pattern weft and followed the process for awhile:
This is time consuming but it’s really neat!
AMAZON Weaving Books
Norwegian pick-up and designs for double weave
The Weaver’s Journal : Interview with Jack Lenor Larsen; Wire Weaving; Woven Felted Boots; 4-shaft Twill Neck Scarf; Loom Controlled Quilted Fabrics; Simple Matelasse By the Pick-up Method; Matelasse Double Cloth Stiched to Form the Design
Doubleweave: The Best of Weaver’s
Doubleweave: On Four to Eight Shafts by Ursina Arn-Grischott (2000-06-28)
The Weaver’s Companion
Learning to Weave
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
Last Updated on April 4, 2021 by Paivi Suomi