Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Today I'm looking after Roos for a few hours whilst DD is having lunch with a friend. She is a wire haired Jack Russel, almost 6 months old.
My warp for Iridescent weaving is on the loom and I've started weaving. Can you see the pattern emerging?
These are the colours in the warp
The current weft colour is a purple towards the red. I will also try out a lighter colour so that the darker warp colours can come up more. Weft colours are always different from the warp colours.
I have my next lesson this Saturday, so a few days left to finish this warp.

The double weaving that I finished looks like this:
In above photo I've folded the cloth so that both sides are visible.
Below: alternating between up and under. From large block to very small and back again. Colour in weft are near colours in warp.
 Below: here the same pattern as above but using colour in the weft that is opposite in the colour circle.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

More colour double weaving

I had grandson staying with me for Easter, so very little weaving done. Sunday was sunny and warm, a real surprise, so we worked in the garden most of the day. On Monday the whole family came and we had a meal together.

The warp is nearly woven up.
I'm finishing with different colours (complementary colours in the colour wheel from the warp colours), just to see how that comes out. It changes the warp colours completely.
Warp is almost done!
This morning I've made the next warp with the help of Marian, using the warping paddle. That was an eye opener, warping 8 colours at once.  Marian, thank you!
When the double weaving warp is finished (hopefully tonight) I'll put the new warp on the loom for my Iridescent Weaving Workshop a week on Saturday.
After that I'll have a week to warp and weave for the next Colour Double Weaving Workshop.
I will not be bored the next few weeks ;-)

The garden is very colourful at the moment with lots of feathered visitors:

Saturday, April 07, 2012