Brrrr... The temperature has dropped dramatically here in the last few days. The outside air feels like it is biting, and the house is feeling a bit drafty. So of course, I turn to wanting to weave with some wool...
And what better thing to weave with wool on a cold winter's day, then a bit of Rosepath?
Rosepath is an old Swedish pattern, and one of my favorites.
In truth, it's not just a pattern, but almost an infinite array of patterns, as with simple threading and tie-up, one can create a multitude of different motifs just by changing the treadling.
Quick refresher: Threading has to do with the order that the yarn is threaded through the different heddles, (heddles hang from the different harnesses, a 4-harness loom has four harnesses, each filled with lots of heddles, which the yarn passes through). Tie-up refers to which foot peddles are tied to which harnesses. Treadling is the sequence in which order you step on which foot peddle, also known as a treadle.
It invites creativity, as even though there are many old and established Rosepath patterns that you can follow, you can also simply play around with pressing on the treadles and be surprised by what patterns appear.
I was delighted to see these x's and o's forming before my eyes... perfect for Valentine's Day!
You can find these Rosepath in Wool Pincushions for sale in my shop here.
Have a great day, and stay warm! xo