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Rep Weaves

Scandinavian rep weave, or ripsmatta in Swedish, is a simple weave structure where the warp almost always covers the weft. Traditionally used as a rug technique but in actuality a very versatile method, it is well-known in weaving circles as immeasurably fun because it is simple and very fast to weave. Classic styles are characterized by bold, geometric patterns that appeal to both the purist and the modernist, and are easily used as a source of inspiration—as in this book—for exciting variations and novel color combinations.