Monday, October 19, 2009
Red Hot Shawl
Tried to get a picture of the red scarf warp in the loom, but the colour gradations are too subtle and it just looked 'red' instead of red hot, like it looks on the loom.
So instead I'm showing a photo of a painted warp shawl that I wet finished last week and Karena trimmed and tagged this morning, ready for the craft fair here Oct. 31/Nov. 1.
While I'm getting a lot of satisfaction out of weaving plain weave at the moment, I do love my painted warps woven in various twills, too. :D
The subtle play of light against the warps/wefts adds a richness and depth that you simply can't get with plain weave.
I'm hitting the road as early as I can shift myself out of bed - but in the meantime I still have to finish packing.
I'm going to finish that red hot scarf on the loom first, though....
Currently reading Hard Ball by Sara Paretsky (set aside the Medieval one for now - it's pretty dry reading, albeit interesting - something to pick up when I'm home again)