Burst Scarves, 4 shaft
**Not a true Crackle**
This series was woven on my 4 shaft compact LeClerc floor loom. The pattern was taken from one of Ralph E. Griswold's designs. He had it listed under 'Crackle', but I later found out that it is not a true crackle. The pattern uses crackle block sequences, but it does not follow ALL of the crackle rules. The pattern skips certain incidentals, which gives the traditional crackle a more (in my opinion) rigid appeal. I find that this method allows the structure to take on a more fluid sparkle sort of design.
I have actually become quite obsessed with the rhythm, and gone on to design my own patterns following the same method. I feel that as long as the cloth is sound in structure, that it's okay to break rules, push boundaries and discover new and innovative patterns.
For these scarves I used 2/8 tencel and dyed all of the colours with natural dyes (not the black).