Little Pond, 4 Shaft Scarf
And so continues my research to find out what makes a true crackle, crackle…
Having read the fabulous book 'Weave Classic Crackle & More' by Susan Wilson, I finally understood what makes crackle crackle. Needless to say, upon designing my own, I altered the crackle just a little.
I started my exploration by combining various combinations of the crackle blocks. After many hours of play I came up with a combination that pleased me. At first I followed all of the rules, but wasn't quite happy with the 'flow' of the threads, so I made a few alterations.
With crackle you are to add 'incidentals' when changing non-consecutive blocks (Susan does a fantastic job explaining this process in her book). However, I decided that I liked the look of my pattern more when I didn't add specific incidentals, it allowed for my pattern to have a more fluid movement.
I wove this series on my 4 shaft 24" Compact floor loom. I used 2/16 tencel for the warp, and for some tried a 2/30 silk as weft which somehow balance quite nicely.