In this episode of A Handwoven Experience, I’m talking all about the nuts and bolts of rep weave. I’m diving deep into the basic elements that make up this fun, fascinating weaving pattern.
Personally, rep weave is one of my favorites! Its chunky, ribbed texture and geometric appearance are right up my alley. So, take a look at episode 47 to see what goes into this awesome weaving pattern!
Show Notes –
Ripsmatta – I have a correction. I’ve always understood that “ripsmatta” was simply another word for rep weave. But, according to Lucienne Coifman, that isn’t true! Go figure! She says that “the Swedish word ripsmatta is sometimes mistakenly used to refer to rep weaving. Ripsmatta is not a technique—the word simply means “a rug or mat that has been made with rep weave.” See? We’re all learning things here! While I haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading Lucienne’s book, “Rep, Rips, Reps Weave”, it is all about rep weave, which is her specialty. Click the link here to read more about it!
Rep weave throwback – I’ve been doing a blog for a long time now, and it has gone through a number of different personalities. When I started, I treated it like a project journal. I took lots of photos and shared the blow-by-blow of each project. In an interesting twist of fate, the one that Google found and continues to be popular is the blog post all about rep weave! So, step into my time machine, and check it out!
Have you tried rep weave yet? If so, what has been your experience? If not, why? I hope now that you understand the nuts and bolts of rep weave, you’ll dive right in! Happy Weaving!
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