Making Lace: Brook’s Bouquet

 

I’ve always loved Brook’s bouquet for its little window pane effect. There’s a certain charm in the contrast between the gathered bundles and the straight incidentals in between where a single warp and weft cross.

Though Brook’s bouquet is a finger-controlled weave, it proceeds rather quickly. It’s great for curtains, a placemat border, or overall texture on a scarf.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Open your shed. (It’s easiest to work from your dominant side over.)

2. Insert your shuttle into the shed, encircle a group of raised threads and then place the shuttle back into the shed.

3. Move onto the next group and repeat.

For more about Brook’s Bouquet, see my book, A Weaver’s Idea Book, pages 59-63.

 

Jane Patrick

Jane Patrick is Creative Director of Schacht Spindle Company. She is an author, lecturer, and teacher. You can find her class: Creative Weaving Techniques on the Rigid Heddle Loom, on Craftsy.