Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tale of Woe

I’ve wanted to re weave a Crackle pattern that I designed and wove awhile ago. It’s a great pattern that has a beautiful motif that resembles a city skyline. And as well I’ve had my eye on one of the cones of Tencel for a long time, it’s absolutely stunning. It’s dark sea foam green, a name which doesn’t really do the colour justice. I’ve also found out that it’s a really hard colour to photograph.
I had to try a lot of different colours of weft to go with the green of the warp. If the colour was too dark, slate grey for instance, it leached the colour from the warp. If the colour was too light like yellow it drew all the attention to the weft. Blue was the best colour but none of the four different shades that we have really worked. I didn’t take any photos of the Crackle because it didn’t work with the colour of the warp. The weft was too light coloured and the pattern wasn’t balanced. I knew that there wasn’t going to be any weft that I could use so I decided to scrap the whole Crackle idea.

The only choice that I felt I had was to use the same sea foam green for both the warp and weft. For me the best pattern for a solid colour is a lace weave. Another pattern that I wanted to weave again was the huck circles that I wove a while back.
This pattern is a joy to weave, the pattern develops quickly and the warp and weft floats pick up wonderful luster. The finished scarf is really pretty, I just love the circles.
The scarf needed a little something to help it along, like beads! I haven’t been beading scarves lately but something about this scarf just needed a bit of sparkle. Luckily the bead stash just happened to have the perfect colour!Rarely have I been so challenged by colour but the end result was worth the struggle.

6 comments:

Tina J said...

Beautiful! I love huck lace too, but I have never done circles! I will have to explore that.

Thistle and Rose Handweaving said...

The beads are perfect! Love the colors.

ElfRenee said...

That color is amazing!

dorothylochmaben said...

What a lovely scarf and a gorgeous colour ! I have become a big fan of huck lace, it is easy to do and the results are stunning. Lovely project.


Dorothy

Helga said...

I love your scarf with the huck circles! A wonderful lacey summer scarf...

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Such a beautiful scarf!