Sunday, September 11, 2011
I had tried to use these in a shadow weave, but that didn't fly. Looking through my Handwoven Magazines, I came across the "black & white" issue (J/F 2007) and realized that I could try some of these scarves. The deflected double weave scarves by Madelyn Van Der Hoogt and Stephanie Meisel caught my eye. They both use blocks of color (less of a chance for me to loose track of which thread is light and which is dark) and have nice geometric patterns.
I went with Madelyn's pattern, p.68-71, and have now woven my first bit of deflected double weave. Is it perfect, awesome, exactly what I wanted? ....no.... But it is a GREAT sample and a good introduction to deflected doubleweave.
And, I remember thinking that I would "never" weave one of these black and white pieces! Dear me! This isn't the first time this has happened!
I have two more skeins of yarn like this, but in greens....I wonder what they will become.