Thursday, August 26, 2010

Weaving is Underway

But a different project, not the denim rag rug - that's on hold for now.
I have a soft spot for herringbone and twill patterns so I decided to do some tea towels for a first project on the 20" table loom I got a few weeks ago.
I warped it up with a 8/2 cotton in a natural white colour. I have planned a pointed horizontal twill in two shades of orange and a dark turquoisey blue/green.
I am in a learning process and need to see how the colours interact with each other & the pattern chosen.
I warped it front to back following Deborah Chandler's 'Learning to Weave' book. The colours as seen on my monitor do not do justice to the combination. That is a burnt orange with a turquoise green. The lighter orange does not appear yet.
Pointed Twill
Having fun, but looking forward to when I get a rhythm developed when throwing the shuttle across.

1 comment:

Nina said...

I loved the finished product. Ignore the treadling error because it's your very first piece. Your edges were great and the hand/feel of the cloth was really nice. It would make a great tea-towel. Good first project!
So what is next?