Monday, February 13, 2012

Intentional Wedge Weave

My Wedge Weave Pin

 I took a wonderful workshop this week sponsored by the Southern California Handweavers Guild on Four Selvedge Wedge Weave taught by Michael Rhode.  

What a fabulous weekend.  Michael is a great instructor on a tricky topic.  If you have a chance to take this workshop - do so.  You will not regret it.

This is the first time I have intentional tried to weave a wedge weave.  In my early attempts at tapestry weaving I often got wedges without intending to...

Intentional Wedge Weave
The photo above is my first attempt at wedge weave  - and it's now a charming little pin reminding me of a distorted rainbow.  I think all 17 of us in the class successfully completed our own wedge weave pin.  Nothing better than coming out of a workshop with something completed!

I also had time to finish a mini tapestry which included both wedge weave and regular tapestry. This second piece is about six inches long with plain weave in the middle with wedge weave all around in indigo dyed silk. I just love the charming little scalloped edges that resulted from the wedge weave technique.

At the next tapestry meeting, I'll be warping the cute little loom I bought from Michael with that four selvedge technique I learned...

I know, I know, just what I need, another loom!