Enrol in Weaving - Crackle Weave
Course Code: ARTS2441
This course is not suitable for beginners. Weaving - Basic Level I, or the ability to set up a 4-harness floor loom and weave with minimal direction is suggested.
Crackle Weave is popular for its abstract, almost pointillist blending of colours in broad, subtle designs and is the root of many modern shimmering scarves and richly shaded cloths. As a weave, however, it can be challenging. Step-by-step instruction will progress from an understanding of how the weave is built up and how to organize its threading and treadling into logical units that are easy to work with, through to the design, set up, and weaving of a pair of either tea towels or scarves. On the loom, focus on connecting what is seen in the cloth to the threading and treadling behind it so that patterns can be adapted, and mistakes quickly spotted and corrected. Creativity with weft colour is encouraged - Crackle blossoms with experimentation and creative risk-taking, producing beautiful and unexpected results from unusual colour combinations. This course is suitable for novice to advanced weavers.