Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day



The bright and cheerful yellow pattern picks of the colonial weave on this blanket really do remind me of sunshine on a cloudy day.  It was pure pleasure weaving with such a cheerful color combination.




Here is a shot a bit closer so you can see the pattern a little better.  As I understand it colonial weave is a close cousin to double weave.  There are 4 separate picks for each pattern shot.  Keeping track of my treadle sequence was very important, no distractions allowed.

Happy Weaving!

12 comments:

  1. The yellow is awesome! I might use yellow for my next towel .... love it. Love the pattern, too. You say "blanket" ... is it wool or is it a cotton "coverlet" ???????? Inquiring weavers need to know.

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  2. HI Connie, made the blanket for our forth coming Grandchild out of 5/2 pearle cotton. The pattern reminds me a bit of summer and winter - the backside is light and the front is dark - well, as dark as yellow gets ;-)

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  3. I've never woven colonial weave - will have to check it out! It's lovely.

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  4. love it! i've never woven colonial weave. but i will have to read up on it now :) great minds must be longing for spring because i just began a 3rd table runner in daffodil yellow. :)

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  5. AWESOME! What a great pattern and such a lovely yellow. Care to share the yarn and color...pretty please? I've been looking for a lively yellow and that looks perfect, as does the weaving itself.

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  6. Theresa, the 5/2 cotton came from Yarn Barn inside the cone it says:

    5/2 Astra #156 Daffodil Supreme, the white is from that line also.

    Heather, Daffodil yellow seems to be popular this time of year ;-)

    Cindie, thanks

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  7. This time of year that yellow is glorious! So sunny and cheerful. I know you must love weaving it.

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  8. Hi. I have been pondering weaving something in Colonial Doubleweave. Are there drafts available online? I know you used the Elkins draft from Webs, but I am curious if there are online drafts or sources that explain this weave.

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  9. Hi Allen, Weavers Magazine Issue 18 has a great article on colonial doubleweave.

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  10. Thank you, good lady. Your weaving is beautiful, by the way!

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