New twist on a twine: 4 easy steps


We're breaking down the Indian Blanket this week into components of weave.  Yesterday, we talked about the Checkerboard weave  and the notorious dog tail method of adding a new weaver. 

Today, we’re taking a new twist to the twine, (sounds like either a dance step or a tongue twister I’m not sure which.)

Reverse Twine in 4 easy steps:

  1. Twining with two weavers, one behind two stakes in succession for our purposes today two different colors. Make sure there is a BIG contrast between these two or the pattern will blend and not bounce (which basically means after all this work you won’t be able to see it).
  2. First row is your basic twine: in front of one behind one.  Remember you have two weavers coming to the front of the basket but you only weave with one.  The one that is the furthest to the left is the one that you make the stroke with.
  3. Second row. Okay, now remember that first row where you twined and completed the stroke on top of the weave?  Well, forget that.  This row we’re still twining BUT instead of finishing on top of the weave we’re lifting it up and finishing the stroke underneath it.   The result is an arrow from a combination of the two rows.
  4. Repeat the first and second row for as many arrow patterns as you’d like to conquer. As always it’s easier for the brain to process a new technique by watching the video.

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Jill Choate
Jill Choate


1 Response

Melissa Shepard
Melissa Shepard

November 29, 2015

Thank you so much for your tutorials. Love your work. Wish I could come hang out for about a week and just learn from the master.?

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