This type of woven lace uses floats in the warp and weft to create stunning lacy patterns. In this technique groups of floats in the warp and weft slide together to create to form the lace patterns. The result is a beautiful, intricate-looking cloth that can be used to make beautiful handwoven towels and other kitchen linens. Learning how to weave huck weave is actually quite simple. An odd number of threads is used in each block for both threading and treadling to create areas of the circular lace patterns that huck weave is known for.
As a weave structure, it can produce almost any type of fabric. Patterns and tips in this free eBook cover a lovely array of fabric types in many different materials: huck towels in thick, thirsty cotton, placemats of powerful, timeless color, and basics for creating beautiful lace fabric. It is the perfect structure for summer weaving: light and lacy and fun and quick to weave with one shuttle. Get started and learn this structure in a breeze with this guide and free huck lace patterns.
If you’re looking to get into huck lace weaving, or if you’re just looking for some new projects to weave, Weaving Today’s new eBook has three fabulous projects that will whet your appetite. From stunning huck towels for the kitchen inspired by intricate wallpaper design, to pottery inspired placemats, there is much to love in this new eBook
Towel Weaving Pattern
Coordinated Fabrics by Katherine Buenger
Wallpaper can be an intriguing starting point for designing coordinating fabrics for a room. Often, the overall pattern will not have so many colors that the task is daunting. In the case of this wallpaper, several shades of blue and one soft gold are all that are needed! After I finished a set of guest towels for the room, a small curtain in one of the blues was an easy next project.
Placemat Weaving Pattern
Pottery-Inspired Placemats in Huck Lace by Rosanne White
Adding turquoise (a sacred color for the Navajo) to the black, white, and dark red of Native American pottery creates a powerful and timeless color palette. I’ve been exploring its use in huck lace fabrics. One of my Hopi inspired towels was a winner in Handwoven’s Twenty-first-Century Towel contest.
Free Huck Weaving Pattern
A Love Affair by Anne Dixon
This method uses an odd number of threads in each block in both threading and treadling. The number is usually five, but 3-thread and 7-thread blocks can be used as well. With more than seven threads, the floats may be too long unless the threads are very fine. Learn more basics and discover the joy of huck lace weaving in this free guide.
Whatever project you’ll be using your loom for, you’ll find this resource helpful.
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