Friday, April 18, 2014

Finally weaving........

Finally weaving today in-between other household chores and running orders to the post office - I ignored the phone when it rang which felt great - no one left a message so my only assumption is that it was telemarketers. I was even in one place long enough to listen to a book on CD.
I'm back to that tencel warp I put on the AVL a couple weeks ago but had only gotten as far as to audition wefts.  Here's the first scarf - I love this color combination.

And here is the second scarf. I mentioned a couple weeks ago that this design is based on Iranian tilework - I pulled the country of Iran in our guild challenge so I'm to create something inspired by Iran. This is the resulting warp. And I think this color combination is the one that will best represent the country.  I still have 2 more scarves to weave, I thought I had picked out weft colors but have since changed my mind.......will get back to that warp next week.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, lovely pattern! I bet you are using all of those wonderful shafts too to do it! Great warp color although I am partial to the red myself. :) Have fun!

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    1. I'm using 23 of my 40 harnesses. Very fun - eventually I'll do more designing in other weave structures but I love twills so much for the drape that I keep going back to them.

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  2. What a beautiful design. The vibrant colors make the pattern jump right off the fabric.

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  3. I've just discovered your blog and love it! The colours in the latest weaving really pop. Lovely work.

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  4. As you know, I have tried the teal and magenta combo and its a stunner when done! Love the pattern work!

    Susan

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  5. I'm so intrigued. I have a 10 shaft Glimakra counter march & was wondering if I could use pick up to do this pattern. I've been watching videos on Iran & this pattern just captured my imagination, especially of Yazd, the home of Zoroastrianism.

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    1. Pickup would be very time consuming but I'm sure doable. I was looking through the Carol Strickler book of 8 Shaft Patterns (by Interweave Press) and saw a draft that looked very similar to this one I designed so you might take a look through that book.

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