So... I turned to my personal library. I decided to start learning about crackle weave. At first when I started reading about it, it seemed SO confusing!! I just didn't seem to understand anything! But the more I play around with it on some weaving software, the better I am understanding it.
By the way, a friend on Ravlery showed me this site by pixeLoom. It has a free download to try out their software before you buy it. And the free sample is so very comprehensive! You can do everything, except save and print. I am really enjoying just playing around and getting to know the software.
Here is my first attempt at traditional crackle weave using the software:
What I also like about this software is that you can treadle 2 or more treadles at once, as for skeleton tie-ups. I didn't do that here, but it would have been so super useful when I was working on the snowmen project! However, you can also change the size of threads on this one, like for the pattern weft, and that is a very handy tool to have!
Here is an attempt at crackle weave, treadled as overshot:
What I would like to do is just play on my loom for a bit, trying out all the different ways to treadle crackle. I know nothing about it, so it's kind of intimidating, yet also very intriguing! I am thinking of starting out with a gamp of some sort, playing around with color and treadlings.
Here is crackle treadled as paired summer and winter:
PS. Too colorful?