12 Twills of Christmas: Twill 5
Apparently I can’t go five days without cheating! Because today’s weave is really more of a crepe weave than a twill.
The threading is a straight draw and the lifts do include twill lifts, but they are mixed with plain weave and ordered so that the distinctive twill diagonal is missing. In fact this tie-up comes from the well known book A Handbook of Weaves by G H Oelsner, and you can find it here on Handweaving.net.
My contribution is that I discovered, through messing about on the loom, that if you treat it as a colour-and-weave design you can create interlocking triangles of different colours. I originally wove this in black and yellow (don’t ask) but here it is in red and white: Christmas bunting!
First posted on weavingspace.co.uk © Cally Booker