Two new lessons have arrived in my School of SweetGeorgia (SOS) series, Techniques in Tapestry! In them I show you how to weave and decrease in pick'n'pick, as well as how to create transparency where two woven shapes converge.
What is pick'n'pick you ask? Pick'n'pick is what weavers call vertical stripes which are one warp wide each. In practice it looks like weaving one pick of one colour and then one pick of another colour in opposite sheds. Alternating between two colours creates vertical lines. It sounds easy, but there are some key tips that you need to know going in. I also show you how to decrease in pick'n'pick, which isn't as intuitive as you might think either!
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the proprietor and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn, and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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