Here's a great way to learn a variety of leno pick-up techniques, all in one stunning wall hanging!
We've chosen our strong & sturdy Linen 7 so that its body and stiffness will help to hold the shape of the openwork designs. This is also a great way to work with and test using a natural linen yarn.
Leno is one of a group of hand-controlled weaves that create sheer, delicate open spaces in a firmly woven fabric. The open spaces are created when warp threads cross each other from one shed to the next.
Finished size is 19" x 57".
All you need is a two-shaft (rigid heddle) 20" loom threaded for plain weave and several pick-up sticks and a 12 (or 6) dent reed.
Originally published in Handwoven, March/April 1986.