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Andean Pebble Weave in 3 colors

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Andean Pebble Weave in 3 colors
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Thu, 09/05/2013
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The colors are subtle so you have to look hard. This is a double-faced 3-color Andean Pebble Weave. The face you see has a blueberry background with pale blue and yellow motifs. The other face has a pale yellow background with pale blue and blueberry motifs. I invented 5 of the 6 motifs. The hummingbird is woven in two colors on the Taquile Island in Peru.

I am now playing with four colors in a double-faced fabric.

Here are some of my experiments with the three and four-color versions.

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bearish1's picture
Joined: 04/17/2013
Very Beautiful!

Wow....these are just wonderful...that blue one is so beautiful. How can I learn to weave these?

Joined: 06/20/2009
I wrote a book on Andean

I wrote a book on Andean Pebble Weave which teaches the basic method with two colors...color A motif on color B background on one face and the reverse on the other face.

I wouldn't recommend it as a first venture into warp-faced pick-up weaving. The book was not written for beginners. You might like to check out the free tutorials on my blog which will help you to build the skills to later take on Andean pebble Weave.

I have spent time watching weavers using the three-color method here in South America where I live...usually colors A and B on one face with colors B and C on the other. I have been studying and figuring out on my own how to weave motifs using all three colors together on each face. I haven't found a teacher here for that yet. And now I am trying four colors.

rosearbor's picture
Joined: 05/27/2009
Beautiful Laverne!  I'm

Beautiful Laverne!  I'm drafting out some patterns to do this in tablet weaving.  Your colors are gorgeous.

Peg.Cherre's picture
Joined: 07/22/2009

I'm always impressed with people who have the knowledge & patience to do pebble weave - so beautiful!

Oli J's picture
Joined: 07/26/2011

These are great! Thank you for sharing!