Friday, June 28, 2013

Phase-correcting splices in puck weaving

A phase-correcting splice in puck weaving.

If an error is made, or the basket weaving is improvisational, the problem arises of joining two out-of-phase sections of composite weaver. These situations always arise in pairs—if you switch to the wrong phase in one place, you are going to have to switch back again before you come around the loop.

A way to do this is shown above. It does not compromise the strength, but adds one ply of thickness in two non-adjacent squares. Since corrections come in pars, each error causes one extra puck to be added to the work.

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