When I started weaving, more experienced weavers asked me, "Have you decided whether you are a pattern weaver or a texture weaver?" I would think, "what are they talking about? I like both!" Turns out, I do LOVE both, but I am finding that I tend to enjoy patterns when weaving. I guess, it's important to have these realizations along the way.
This is a pattern known as "crackle" or Jamtlandsvav as it is known in Sweden where it originated. Crackle is a twill based block weave that offers a lot of possibilities depending on how you treadle and your color choices. These photos are an example of possibilities as both were woven on the same warp, which is 10/2 perle cotton. The weft on the bottom sample in the photo is maroon Harrisville Shetland and is crackle woven with tabby. The pattern above it is boundweave in 4 Harrisville Shetland colors, which uses four separate shuttles and is woven as twill. It goes smoothly once you get into a rhythm, but I need to practice making it less bulky on the edges. Above that are Boundweave woven on opposites and lacy crackle. I like crackle a lot and am impressed with how many different patterns you can get from this threading.