Thursday, August 11, 2016

Look, No Bare Threads!


Bare threads are an integral part of Teiko Fujito's three-shuttle patterns. The centre is worked with shuttles A and B; the outer part with shuttles B and C. When you come back to the centre, there's a gap with shuttle A which is bridged with bare thread. When Maureen commented yesterday that she didn't like the bare threads, I thought about alternatives. They can be eliminated by using encapsulation.

I am well into the last motif in this section, and I'm trying to follow Teiko Fujito's patterns exactly,  so I probably won't use the encapsulation route, but I wanted to try it out. Here's progress on motif 49:


9 comments:

  1. I love it! - good to know that it can be done. Thanks for taking the time to experiment for me!

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  2. I'm sure I've read a formula somewhere for changing bare threads in to chains, but that would be for two shuttles. I never thought of encapsulation for the three shuttle patterns. Great idea!

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  3. I really like the effect you have created with the encapsulation.

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  4. You are making so very beautiful motifs!!! :)

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  5. Love your experiment ! And the latest medallion seems to be yet another pretty, lacy thing :-)

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  6. I love the bear threads look of her patterns and it is fun to try new things. The last picture is my favorite!

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