Thought I’d share what’s on Lily Louet right now.
This is a variation of Frost Flowers from Twill Trills and shows radial symmetry. I used 2/8 silver Tencel for the warp with just 4 purple Tencel threads on each border. The weft is hand dyed 2/20 Bombyx Silk. When I weave with warp and weft that are really different, I put a thin border on each selvedge in a colour the same as or close to the weft threads, this really minimizes the weft turns and can be a neat design detail.
This is my draft.
I felt a bit tired of purple weft after this third scarf and defined patterns, although fun to weave I am in need of change.
I pulled off the 4 purple ends on each selvedge and replaced them with handspun silk in a blue/green variegated that I had bound with 2/120 commercial silk.
Changing the selvedges really makes a mess at the back of the loom, but since I threaded them through plastic mesh, it’s a somewhat controlled mess. I now have 10 film cannisters and the old selvedge threads hanging at the back of the loom!
I didn’t want to change my tie up, so went to PCW Silver and let this wonderful program make the change for me; this is the same treadling changed to network treadling.
Then came the problems…..the weft I though would be great, tanked! I wove and cut out 4 different wefts, finally deciding on 2/20 Tencel that I had hand painted. These photos don’t do it justice, it’s lustrous and the pattern although muted does show through and because it is such fine Tencel it should have great drape.
When I came back from ANWG my daughter had filled the house with flowers from my garden. It made me feel wonderful, so I thought I’d share them with you.
Zen Pansies by my bedside for sweet dreams.
A bowl of Clematis in the dining room, so pretty.