Tuesday, February 7, 2012
There are four basic construction techniques or skills for weaving different items that I use. They are twining, plaiting/braiding, coiling and knotting. From these four types many designs and shapes can be made.
Braiding much like plaiting, consists of 3 or more strands (up to 13 or more if you like thick braids), plaited together. That is each strand is folded crosses over the others to form a flat wide plait of any length. Braids are useful as a substitute for a wide weft on a basket for example or for coiling.
Knotting and Ropework. Rope or twine is made by twisting two or more strands of fiber in the same direction, which in turn, twists the strands together forming a single strand of twine. These lengths of twined fiber can then be knotted in various ways. Macrame is a common form of knotting.
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