Designing with Rep Weave

Design 1 for Rep Table runner.

Design 1 for Rep Table runner.

Hard to believe that over a week ago I was taking my second workshop from  Rosalie Neilson.

Rosalie Neilson's program for Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Guild meeting, Oct. 2015

Rosalie Neilson’s program for Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Guild meeting , Oct. 2015

We have set up our looms to weave  tables runners. There will be enough warp to weave 11 different motifs. I plan to do 2 table runners, not one long one.

Tied on and ready to weave.

Tied on and ready to weave.

Rosalie teaches a new method of designing for rep weave Her tools and techniques can be applied to other block weaves. With my 8 shaft loom I have 4 blocks available for designing. There are a mind boggling 1,024 possibilities of combinations. ( There is a future book that Rosalie will publish on these design techniques. One of these will definitely find it’s way into my weaving library.)

Another rep motif  woven

Another rep motif woven  

My color scheme was inspired by pumpkins. Two motifs down and 9 to go!

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10 responses to “Designing with Rep Weave

  1. These will be spectacular runners for fall decorating!
    Diane

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  2. Looking forward to seeing it finished

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  3. Wonderful design. Looks like a fun workshop. We have some photos of the other students’ projects over at Contemporary Handweavers of Houston at http://weavehouston.org.

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  4. How wonderful to have a second workshop. Your colours are wonderful and would fit right in my kitchen

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  5. I love the look of rep weave but know not one thing about how to weave it. A challenge for the future! I like the way yours is turning out!

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