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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shawls



All of the above shawls were woven on the same warp....

The above photo isn't great - took it with my Blackberry and the focus is 'off', but it shows the drape and the slight irridescence of the fabric quite nicely.

The shawls in the above photos were woven quite a long time ago. It took a while before they rose to the surface of the fringe twisting pile and Mizz B delivered them to me last weekend at the craft fair. They went through the washer and dryer yesterday and I've just returned from pressing them.

The warp was a stash busting affair with lots of small odds and ends of lots of different colours. In the end I just went along with a mantra shared with me by my friend Betty - Value is more important than hue.

The warp was an unlikely combination - a mixture of green/blues and reds. Nor were some of the weft choices 'safe' ones. But there are times when you just have to step up to the cliff's edge and live dangerously. And in the end, these shawls are unsual in their colours. While they won't necessarily suit everyone's taste, I'm hoping they find a new loving home next month at One of a Kind Vancouver.

3 comments:

Sharon Schulze said...

I love that pattern! Reminds me of something techie - like electronics diagrams or something like that. Very very nice!

Laura said...

I think I changed the tie-up and/or treadling for each shawl as well as changing the weft colour. I *may* have done a couple with the same liftplan, but some of them have already been sold and I no longer remember. Lots of yardage over the beam since these were woven! ;)

Sooooo nice to finally get them *finished*! Well, not quite - still have to trim the fringes and label.....

Sandra Rude said...

Love the irridescense!