Sunday, June 21, 2009
Warped to Weave
I love the saying that you 'have to be warped to weave'. It's great because it fits me from many perspectives--that of being a weaver and of being a little off kilter from so many of the people I know. (Yup. You guessed it! I a little strange! But just little! :)
This is my latest warp. It's a 3/2 perle cotton commercially dyed a variegated blue. I really like this color blue. The photo looks a bit grey, but the yarn isn't. I'm weaving a networked twill and point twill variation from "Twill Thrills" to weave a sturdy fabric for the Weaver's Swap I'm in.
My current weft is a dark blue 2-ply cotton that is slightly small in grist than the warp. It's hard to see the design of the weaving, but I like how using the dark weft on the variegated warp hides the pattern....it's still there...it's just subtile.