Sheesh, I have too many irons in the crafting fire as it is. Here you go and add another for me to try. Any one have a spare cloning and time extending machine? There is not enough of me nor hours in a day for me to do everything I want or need to do.
__________________ I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, with your help I KNOW I can.
Notes: Bands shown are colorful and complex. Emphasis
on Native American sash designs and fur trader
sash designs. Instructions are kind of confusing
because color of photo does not match colors in
Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding
by Alta R Turner
Published 1973 by Sterling Publishing
Reprinted 1989 by Cherokee Publications
previous ISB 0-8069-5264-4
48 pages, black & white photos, color photos
Equipment suggested: 1/4 inch diameter by 6 inch long
dowel and a safety pin.
Chevron continued. I found the interlock in the middle was causing me to lose
track of which strands are the middle. I even lost track of one section where I
had 3 white one side and 5 white on the other instead of 4 each side. While I
found that if I move my outside strands up and away while I moved my
"over/under" strands to make them more obvious, it was still confusing in the
middle. I remember having similar issues on my larger chevron project last year.
So I switched to the other method, which is to allow the weft strand to go
across to the other half of the braid and become a warp on the other side. No
interlock to return to the same side.
Here is a close up of the area. Above the white string is the area with the
interlock. Below is the area with no interlock, but weft goes to warp on the
Immediately I notice there is no longer a line of bumps down the center where
the interlocks occurred. The edges are smoother too. There is also a curve
developing on the right side, so I will have to remember to use less tension on
I used variegated color yarn, so it changes color. The pattern repeats every 50
inches so I cut my color strands to 50 inch and arranged the color changes
together. I took half the strands and turned them around to get alternating