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.
I'm in the middle of making an all over Brook's Bouquet scarf right now with 5 picks of tabby in between each pick of Brook's. Is there a trick to keeping the selvage straight. I have been measuring after each inch which makes the weaving slow. Thanks for any suggestions.
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