Earlier this year I showed up in Colorado and worked with the excellent editorial and video team at Interweave to bring you much of what I've learned about working with right angle weave over the years.
If you would like a small preview you can click on the link here, and if you would like to purchase a copy it is available in the Interweave store. This is not a project video, but a technique video. Cover pieces and those used as examples in the video are to help understand the possibilities using the stitch. You will acquire the skills necessary to complete similar work.
It was my first experience with video and I enjoyed it. I am not usually in a position to instruct at length about a topic that I so thoroughly enjoy. Typically when I am being paid to travel to venues it is to instruct where people are already versed in the stitch and are there to learn a project.
This took a different mind set and a lot of preparation to think through what configuration of samples I would need to demonstrate the various points I wanted to make.
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I stepped out several pieces to demo cubic right angle weave but we weren't sure the timing would allow them to be used. The great news is there was time and so there is a reasonably comprehensive section on CRAW which includes, basic, turning corners, joining and working multiple rows. There are a few different ways people accomplish CRAW so this will of course be the way I do it.
Here are the ways I am familiar with.
1. Work CRAW as in tubular RAW sharing a side and then pass through the top beads, which crosses the intersection and squares things up.
2. Work CRAW by crossing the intersection of the floor beads (instead of up or down through a shared side first) and then pass through the top beads.
3. Work CRAW as in step 2 but forgo the extra step of passing through the top beads. (These will be passed through when the next cube is built)
Method 2 and 3 have the advantage of always traveling in the same direction. I use double thread so I use method 3 forgoing the extra pass through the top beads.
It's easy to be critical when watching yourself on video and I do want to fix my hair, sit up straighter and enunciate more in some sections…..but I'm pretty happy with the way the video team put this together.