14 June 2013

weaving project #4

I set up the loom in our porch this evening and had the pleasure of looking out at the garden as I worked. The dianthuses are finally blossoming. They caught me by surprise. I love their ever-varying shades of magenta. I think each dianthus plant in the garden has its own signature hue.

Can you see the hot blue stamens on the lighter pink dianthus? For a second I thought my camera plugged that color in, but it really is there and I'd never noticed it before.

So far this weaving project is working out as I had hoped. There have been some surprises. I'm very happy with the smooth color transitions, but just adore it when a fleck or stretch of random color pops out for a moment before blending back in.

Handspun yarn keeps you on your toes.

I'm using single-ply of the same color-way for the weft and weaving in the double-ply that I spun up last weekend. I like the stripes that are showing up now, so I'm going to try to maintain them with whatever pattern I work into the weave. Here again, I'm hoping for a slow color shift. We'll see what happens, I guess. At this point it's all still an experiment. 

Happy weekend, everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Jill, I was just looking back at last summer. This edition of your blog is so beautiful. It captures the process if weaving wonderfully.


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