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Jin Is a Tonic

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Actually, you can't weave true tabby when you're weaving Jin on an Echo threading. It's more of a half-basket weave, but anyhow.... This post talks about the rewards of Jin, also known as Turned Taqueté, and why it's such a popular structure to weave with, especially when it's woven on an Echo threading. [First, however, a few credits to share. Kathi Grupp, advertising and marketing manager for the Handweavers Guild of America , deserves applause for starting the meme above, because she was the one who came up with it during a workshop I taught in Atlanta. Thank you, Kathi! And, since we're talking about Echo and Jin, let's extend thanks also to Marian Stubenitsky , Bonnie Inouye and Margaret Coe, all of whom have made enormous contributions to the storehouse of knowledge in this area -- ever since Alice Schlein first introduced and named the design known as Echo in  Weaver's  magazine back in the 1990s. To be clear, Jin is an ancient stru