pick up sticks. These sticks are woven in the
back behind the heddle and at certain times
in the weaving you flip them up and they form a pattern. I think it is working out pretty cool. I am trying this as a sample and weaving with 100% cotton very loosely just so I can see the pattern. Gives it kind of a lacy look. I think it will pull up when I take it off the loom and wash it. The cotton will soften and pull in.
Well this is what I had fun working on today. I used purple wool instead of using the usual quilt batting that is off white and placed over a dark fabric. I guess mine is a reverse shadow trapunto. Fred and Cody thought I quilted a turtle. But as most would know this is a feather quilting design. This was just a trial run. Definitely has potential for use with fibre arts and incorporating other mediums with this method. Would frame a photo really nicely.