Tuesday, January 26, 2010

sample details

In my last post I promised to post some detailed sample photos. Here they are at last!

The above photo is the first sample before washing, and below, after washing and pressing. Left side is front and right side is the back of the sample. The pre wash colour is a more true colour.

They are, from bottom to top in both photos, woven like this from left to right:

Note that after washing the weaving of 3+4 have changed to plain weave. Before washing is was like a basket where you could see the under layer through the top layer. But in fact it was like plain weave, only because they are woven in 2 layers did they show that kind of basket effect but when washing there was nothing to stop the yarn to go where they wanted to go, plain weave.
Crimp after washing was about 2,5% length wise and about 5% in the width.

In 5+6 you can see that this has not happened as much as there was a pattern to stop them going to plain weave

The above sample with the 7 differences was woven in only a small section of about 6 to 7cm each as it was all the same, not like the next samples below where I wove like the threading.

Here some more sample, dark part is pre wash and lighter part is after washing but no pressing

Here are more samples woven like this, they have not been washed yet.


In all samples, left is front side and right is back side of the cloth.
You can see what the effect of the threading has had on the weaving with wider and narrower patterns.
Yarn used was Venne cotton 34/2   with a sett of 16 threads per cm. 


  1. Leuk he, Margreet, dat experimenteren met weefsels. Deze techniek moet ik ook echt eens uitproberen. Wat voor katoen heb je gebruikt en hoeveel dr/cm? En is het echt niet gekrompen bij het wassen? Ik verwacht toch wel, dat de draden wat dichter naar elkaar toegekropen zijn en dat de stof dus smaller/korter is geworden?

  2. Annie, ik heb geweven met Venne katoen 34/2 met 16 dr per cm. Het is ongeveer 2,5% in de lengte en 5% in de breedte gekrompen.

  3. Ik verwachtte inderdaad wat meer krimp in de breedte. Leuk om te weten. Bedankt!

  4. This is so interresting, thank you for posting all those details and photos! I'm sure I'll try this some day.

  5. I'm surprised at how much color was lost in the washing. Maybe I didn't understand that correctly.

  6. Sharon, the colour did not change, it was my photography... I could not get the colour correct. The darker colours is how it should be.