Learn how to weave rep and design your own rep block patterns with Weaving Rep, a weaving workshop DVD with Rosalie Neilson.
Warp-faced rep weave is a playground of vibrant color and patterning possibilities. Also referred to as "ripsmatta" (a Swedish term), rep weave is characterized by the alternation of thick and thin picks of weft, or ribs. Great for rugs, runners, bags, and other sturdy fabrics, rep is also wonderful for creating artistic hangings because it allows many blocks of pattern with relatively few shafts. In this video, rep weaver Rosalie Neilson teaches:
How rep works and why it's different from other warp-faced weaves
How to warp rep patterns smoothly and accurately
Weaving rep with smooth weft joins and good selvedges
How to design your own rep block patterns
Fun options with rep and floats
The DVD also includes a handout with warping and weaving tips, lists of materials and suppliers for rep, and one of Rosalie's rep projects shown on the video.