Room Divider Panels


My mother has room divider panels that she uses in her living room in front of a window.  The room divider panels are made of a wood frame with rice paper.  Over the years, the paper started to tear.  She asked if I would weave her some white panels to insert into the room dividers.

I decided to do the panels in huck lace using Brassard 8/2 Cottolin  (natural color).  I did a sample on a table loom of a huck lace pattern sett at 15 epi, a loose set so light would more readily filter through the cloth.  After machine washing and drying, I determined that the shrinkage in length and width was 13%.  I needed 6 fabric panels that would be 67 inches in length and between 15.5 and 17 inches wide.  I planned to staple the fabric to the back of the frame and wanted the woven width to be correct.   I warped the loom with a 15 yard warp.I decided to weave 4 different treadling sequences to add some visual interest, figuring I’d have the panels alternating between a unique huck pattern and a repeating one.  I used TempoTreadle to track my weaving and let me know when I had woven the correct length for each panel.

The four WIFs I used, with same threading and treadling, are listed at the bottom of the post.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The four WIFs I used, with same threading and treadling, are listed at the bottom of the post.

HuckLace1 WIF

HuckLace2.WIF

HuckLace3.WIF

HuckLace4.WIF

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