Saturday, April 7, 2007

Weave and Dye Happy

First some dyeing. Simple Green and Sort of Peacock colors. Both much richer in person.

All on Kona Superwash.

Looks like an Easter Bunny nest! You can almost see the marshmallow peeps hiding inside. The yarn is Panda cotton, a stretchy blend of cotton, bamboo and nylon. In front Sharazade; a fun, slubby blend of cotton and rayon.

And here to the right is the beginning of a double weave shawl on the Schacht 8 harness table loom. The top warp is Louet Merlin, and the bottom warp is Mellenweit sock yarn from Lana Grossa. You can see it peeking through the "window" in the black section. I am thrilled the double weave is working. You see, it had been awhile since I had done a multi layered weaving. Very happy to see my brain still gets how to do it. I have to keep up with Jill, who has a four layer warp in progress on the Macomber in the
Woven Art studio.
One of the frustrating parts of doubleweave is that it is very hard to see what is going on underneath. It is a two sided weave. Both sides should be pretty, should be structurally perfect. No warp or weft floats. And just as interesting as the top side.
See? Well - no you can't really see anything. Still a cool picture.

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