Did this more or less to test if it was possible to weave with 16/1 linen yarn, but also because the colours are gorgeous. As expected, sadly, it was quite messy, with more and more threads breaking on the way, I understand why most stick to 16/2 linen yarn.
A small weave just to test a technique called “vacant hole”. Just like the name implies, it involves leaving a hole empty in each card, rather than creating patterns with colour. This pattern is a lot more subtle, and I already have new plans for it.
This tiny braid used just 12 cards, and is barely 0.9cm wide.
Because she is over the moon with this technique, I gave this braid to Liv Elin. 🙂
After receiving the linen thread I had ordered (green, reddish brown and undyed), I was naturally eager to test it out and see how linen works as compared to wool. Personally I like the result very much! Linen is durable and strong enough to weave with thinner threads without breaking the threads from all the pushing and pulling from the cards. This of course gives the potential of thinner, more detailed weaving. The result is not so fat either, and hopefully easier to sew on to garments (untested yet).
All in all, exited to test out and I might just swap over to linen entirely unless an order specifically asks for something else. 🙂
This bond with the braid weave I just learned measures 2 cm in width and is 1.29 m long.