In 2004 the Crones attended Estes Park Wool Festival. Wow, almost 10 years ago, how time flies.
One Crone took a color/weaving class and the other took a triangle loom weaving class. The best tip that came from that class was a suggestion to join the Yahoo Triangle weaving group. You have to be approved to join and it IS an On Topic Only group.
After being approved to join, this Crone went and read most of the past posts and viewed many of the great pictures members had posted. Around a year later, one of the members, Pat Herman, mentioned the term “Russian join” in a post, and I was immediately intrigued as I hate to bury ends and wanted the option of not having to do fringe.
You use the Russian join to add/change yarn as you weave. I also use it in knitting, crocheting, and 4 harness weaving. It makes an almost invisible join. There are no “ends” to bury. If you are changing colors I try to do it on the edge of the woven item, if you are adding a new ball of yarn in the same color you can do it anywhere. At some future date I will post with pictures how it looks in knitting, crochet, and 4 harness weaving. For this post I want to show you that it can be done also with ribbon. I am using Lions Brand Incredible Ribbon.
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