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More Andean Pebble Weave Patterns

More Andean Pebble Weave Patterns brings you one hundred and thirty-two charts for patterns that have been inspired by and adapted from motifs on textiles from around the world. Those who are familiar with the methods that Laverne Waddington presents in her previous publications on Andean Pebble Weave and complementary-warp pick-up will have all the skills necessary to be able to enjoy this latest set of patterns. Those who own her 2012 publication, More Adventures with Warp-faced Pick-up Patterns in which she used the spotted charting system, will now have access to those very same patterns and more (six new patterns have been added) drawn on the more classic block-style charts.

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Andean Pebble Weave

Andean pebble weave, perhaps the most easily recognized of the many pick-up weaving techniques practiced in the highlands of South America, is not only beautiful to behold but also a pleasure to weave. Being partly loom-controlled, it is one of the faster pick-up weaving techniques to execute. Weavers who already have band-weaving and pick-up patterning experience will enjoy adding this fascinating and versatile technique to their repertoire.

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Andean Pebble Weave on Inkle Looms

This e-book on Andean Pebble Weave is aimed specifically at weavers who use inkle looms and particularly at those who are beginners in pick-up weaving!

Although there are unlimited possibilities for weaving beautiful bands in plain weave on inkle looms, perhaps you are now ready to add some motifs to your bands….geometric patterns and little animal figures sitting on an attractive pebbly background. With the experience of warping your inkle loom and weaving plain-weave bands behind you, you can now venture into the world of pick-up patterns with methods that have been designed specifically for your kind of loom and your level of experience.

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Complementary–Warp Pattern Book

A book of patterns…one hundred of them!...for beautiful double-faced bands and other larger projects that can be woven using the complementary-warp pick-up technique that is taught in Laverne Waddington’s earlier books. This collection of motifs consists of pebbly-type patterns, the ones that she likes to call Andean Pebble Weave.

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Complementary–Warp Pick-Up

The complementary-warp pick-up technique produces beautiful double-faced woven bands.

One face of the band shows a light motif on a dark background while the other shows the reverse. It is one of the most common patterning techniques used by weavers in the Bolivian and Peruvian highlands. By using the instructions in this ebook, beautiful patterns can be created by weavers who are competently weaving plain-weave warp-faced bands.

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Il Pebble Weave Andino

Il pebble weave andino é forse la più facilmente riconoscibile delle tecniche di pick-up (selezione manuale dei fili) che si praticano sugli altopiani del Sud America. Non é solo bella da vedere, é anche un piacere tesserla. Essendo in parte controllata a telaio é una delle tecniche più veloci da effettuare. I tessitori che hanno già esperienza nel tessere strisce e conoscono le tecniche di pick-up saranno felici di aggiungere questa tecnica affascinante e versatile al loro repertorio.

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More Adventures with Warp-Faced Pick-Up Patterns

More pick-up weaving. More patterns. More adventures in the world of South American textiles!

Weavers who have followed the step-by-step lessons and enjoyed using the patterns in Laverne Waddington’s Andean Pebble Weave can look forward to using the skills they have acquired to weave over 100 new charted patterns in her follow-up book, More Adventures in Warp-faced Pick-up Patterns. Enjoy more adventures with the Andean Pebble Weave technique while venturing deeper into the world of double-faced patterns with tutorials on new structures and design inspiration from around the world!

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Musterweben mit Komlementären Kettfäden

Die Musterung mit komplementären Kettfäden erzeugt wunderschöne doppelseitige Bänder.

Eine Seite des Bandes zeigt ein helles Motiv auf dunklem Hintergrund, während auf der anderen Seite das gleiche Muster umgekehrt zu sehen ist. Es ist eine der am meisten verbreiteten Mustertechniken in den bolivianischen und peruanischen Hochebenen. Mit den Anweisungen in diesem Buch können Webende, die schon Erfahrung mit Kettripsbändern haben, zauberhafte gemusterte Bänder herstellen.

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Pebble Weave - Gewebte Bänder der Anden (in German)

Die Stippenweb-Technik der Anden, auch "Pebble Weave" genannt, ist wahrscheinlich die bekannteste der vielen Pick-Up Techniken, die in den Hochebenen Südamerikas praktiziert werden. Sie ist nicht nur schön anzusehen, sondern das Weben selbst bereitet großes Vergnügen. Da sie teilweise über das Webgerät kontrolliert wird, ist sie eine der schnelleren Pick-Up Webtechniken. Weber und Weberinnen, die schon Erfahrung mit dem Weben von Bändern und Musterlesen (Pick-Up) haben, wird es Spass machen, diese faszinierende und vielseitige Technik in ihr Repertoire aufzunehmen.

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Tejido Andino "Pebble"

El tejido “pebble”, tal vez el más fácilmente reconocido entre las muchas técnicas de tejido que se usan en las sierras de Sudamérica, no es solo hermoso al contemplarlo sino también un placer al tejerlo. Como es controlado en parte por el telar, es una de las técnicas de tejido andino más rápidas de ejecutar. Los tejedores que ya tienen experiencia en el tejido de bandas y en el diseño de figuras, disfrutarán al agregar esta técnica fascinante y versátil a su repertorio.

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The Eye-Pattern Tubular Band and other Decorative Finishing Techniques

Bangles, bracelets, necklaces, fobs for keys and tools, shoe laces, straps and drawstrings for pouches, lanyards and eye-glass holders.... these are just some of the things that can be made using the woven eye-patterned tubular band. The bands can be as subdued or as colorful as you like using a minimum of two, or up to five and even more colors. Go on to learn how both commercial and handwoven cloth can be beautifully edged and decorated with the traditional finishing techniques used by weavers in the Bolivian and Peruvian highlands.

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The Eye-Pattern Tubular Band of the Peruvian and Bolivian Highlands

Bangles, bracelets, necklaces, fobs for keys and tools, shoe laces, straps and drawstrings for pouches, lanyards and eye-glass holders.... these are just some of the things that can be made using the woven eye-patterned tubular band. The band which is used by weavers to create decorative finishes in the Peruvian and Bolivian highlands can be as subdued or as colorful as you like using a minimum of two, or up to five and even more colors.

NOTE: An extended version of this ebook which includes other decorative sewing techniques is available here.

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Tissage Andin «Pebble»

La technique de tissage andin « pebble », est probablement la plus connue parmi toutes les techniques de tissage à sélection de fils de chaîne pratiquées dans les hauts plateaux de l’Amérique du Sud. L’étoffe est non seulement magnifique, mais également un plaisir à tisser. Parce que la réalisation du motif est partiellement contrôlée par le métier, cette technique de tissage est une des plus rapides à exécuter. Les tisserands qui ont déjà de l’expérience à tisser des galons incluant des motifs créés par la sélection manuelle des fils de chaîne vont aimer ajouter cette technique fascinante et versatile à leur répertoire.

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Operating a Backstrap Loom

When backstrap weavers are seated at their looms with their hands busily creating cloth, their bodies are more than something static, like a tree or post, which serve simply to suspend one end of the warp. Their bodies are a moving part of the loom itself and essential to its operation.

This video reveals the secrets behind the smooth and fluid operation of these wonderfully simple pieces of equipment. You will learn how to be more than the weaver - you will be the loom!

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