|Camouflage. Create or alter something so that it disappears into its background.|
I pinned this video quite some time ago for making a woven bangle or bracelet.
This week I finally got around to buying to plain, wooden bangle to work with. At the time I didn't think to buy appropriately coloured floss to work with, so I'm working with some stuff I had on hand.
Today, I decided to make a start. And how is this camouflage? Simple the wooden bangle will completely disappear when I'm finished.
The video shows the weaving sequence, but it doesn't actually tell you how to do the entire thing. This is what I've worked out so far.
1. Cut your 'warp' strands about one and half times the circumference of your bangle. Warp is the longitudinal strands - the coloured ones running around the bangle. The 'weft' is the cross-ways strands - in the original bangle, the black; in mine, the white.
2. If your floss is kinked from being wrapped on a bobbin, iron it before starting. The easiest way to do this is to take about five strands (too many and it's not as effective). Hold one end, place the iron near the end you're holding, and pull so the threads are pulled under the iron from one side to the other. Hold the other end and repeat.
|Notice the difference between the ironed yellow and the unironed purple and pink.|
4. Number your warp colours 1 to 4 from left to right, weave the following pattern:
- under 1, over 2, over 3, under 4, wrap waft three times
- over 1, under 2, over, 3, over 4, wrap waft three times
- over 1, over 2, under 3, over 4, wrap waft three times