Friday, August 29, 2008

Been thinking

I have been reading a lot of older entries of various weavers' blogs and been thinking about various ways of doing things. I wound this warp on a few months ago. Since then, there had been a lot of information of warping with a rigid heddle or warping paddle. If I knew about the alternative methods, I guess I would have done without all these tied ends!! It would have been far less time consuming, even if I had to wind off some yarn to form the 4 ends of each colour to go through the paddle/rigid heddle, and a much neater result.

It is interesting in preparing all the photos for this blog so far, I have come to realise that I am not a colour weaver at all! Even though I have used different yarn fibres, the items I have shown so far are all the same colours. I was reading Bonnie's blog about the 3 types of weavers. (sorry, haven't quite figured out the links function yet) I believe that I am a pattern and texture weaver.

I haven't been totally idle but it seems to be taking a long time for me to do things lately. Here are some before and after wash samples of this 'deflected' double weave.

sample 1, before wash

sample 1, after washsample 2, before wash
sample 2, after wash

I like this weave structure and think that it will make a good warm scarf. However, winter will be over this weekend..... Hopefully, I will finish this in the next month of so.


Peg in South Carolina said...

Don't worry about whether you are a structure or a color person. Just go where your heart says to go. You are doing a great job. Yes, a paddle would have made life a lot easier but that is another learning curve,though not particularly long. I think there is much to be learned from putting on the warp as you did. Get the paddle when you are really comfortable with warp winding,which could be right now?

sampling said...

Thanks Peg. You are so full of knowledge and so generous with your help. Sometimes, I am just in awe of the beautiful colours I have seen from the other weavers.

Peg in South Carolina said...

When we left Atlanta, I was at the point in the guild that I was going to start helping another teacher for awhile as a way of getting into some teaching on my own. Here there are no guilds. So when I can help on the internet I try to. I miss that lost opportunity.

Jane said...

What an excellent job you have done! The way you use neutrals is just stellar. You have a wonderful eye for design.

Weave on!!

Bonnie said...

And a lovely pattern it is. Weave on!