(Baltic) Pick-up with two pattern threads
This way of weaving I know as Baltic Style or Baltic Pick-up, but that is of course not really “Bolivian Highland”. Yet it works exactly the same, but in the variant that Cason and Cahlander describe, you use two pattern threads of different colors.
It is difficult to obtain a nice result from the patterns in the book. If you have to pick up the pattern thread from the bottom layer at the beginning of a warp float, it is hard to get a straight line. Marijke van Epen’s pattern, which I used for this band, is designed in a smarter way and does not have that disadvantage.
In addition, the back has very long warp floats, which I don’t like very much. When you design your own pattern, you should include an extra element, such as a dot or ‘asterisk’, to prevent too long floats.
Did I like it?
Not really, other techniques give much nicer results.
Marijke van Epen, Zuid-Amerikaanse Pick-up weefsels