I think the birds could have a bit of trouble getting through this….
My poor kale looks like forlorn frozen mini palm trees now – I was hoping to get one final meal off of them before they froze completely, but a bit too late now. I’m going to leave them until the spring and see if they survive.
I have just put project number three on lily. This time it’s a fun weave so I put on 2 tencel scarves in undulating twill. The colours are not truly represented on my photo, but they are scarlet, red, ochre, gold, lemongrass, and silver – then reversed. Pretty loud for a colour fraidy cat like me.
I pulled the warp without cutting any of the threads so when I put the warp on the back beam I’d missed a couple of loops that were out of order, rather than untie everything – a chopstick did the trick.
I’m using 2/8 royal purple tencel for the weft on this scarf and am switching treadling after 7”, then 4” until near the centre of the 78” scarf when there will be a run of 12”.
Since the warp moves from dark to light to dark repeatedly and the overall optical illusion is of three tubes side by side- interestingly I can feel a definite ridging on the loom, so there may be some actual physical tubes when they come off the loom.