Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One Warp Different Outcomes

One long warp means many different decisions.  Begin with some lovely natural cotlin add some shots of dark red tencel...weave for awhile.

Continue with the natural cotlin but this time use navy blue tencel...weave for awhile.

We are starting to get somewhere, several yards down the warp we use some gold metallic and cotton ...weave for awhile.

Change it up...find brown fine merino wool in stash...weave for awhile.

Even farther down the road...treadling something new...weave for awhile.

The end of the warp is in sight...soldier blue cotton...weave for awhile...done.

One warp many different outcomes.

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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!