Thursday, February 19, 2015

Collapse Weave: Vertical Pleats with S Twist Wool and Linen Singles

I admire so many weavers, near and far, that I can't begin to list them all. But in the area of collapse weave, it's a short list -- perhaps because there aren't too many who work solely with this technique.

My collapse-weave honor roll, in no particular order: Liz Williamson of Australia, Ann Richards of Great Britain, Lotte Dalgaard of Denmark, and the late Anne Field of New Zealand. Richards, Field, and Dalgaard have all written books on the subject, and I just finished a project from Dalgaard's book, "Magical Materials to Weave: Blending Traditional and Innovative Yarns."

The beauty of collapse weave is that, to paraphrase Yogi Berra, "It ain't over till it's washed." Here's a video I just made, looking at a sample woven from Dalgaard's book, both before and after washing.


And I want to make one more plug for my collapse-weave course, taking place the weekend of March 13-15 at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center. To find out more, click here. Ready, set, collapse!

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