For the last study group before summer we looked at Polychrome Crackle. The basic definition of polychrome is the use of two or more colours, either in the warp or weft. A lot of the examples of polychrome crackle use three or more colours in the weft, the downside is that you get ribbed edges from the numerous wefts. But, if you turn the draft so that the wefts become the warp that problem is addressed and for a lot of the drafts that I tried this on the pattern didn’t really change either.
While I was experimenting on computer with the polychrome crackle drafts I found that they reminded me of Echo Weave. So I took one of my favorite crackle drafts and did an extended parallel threading and presto a Crackle Echo Weave Polychrome draft was born.
Final Garden Shot is a new tree called a Mimosa tree, or Persian silk tree or my favourite the Sleeping tree (Albizia julibrissin). It is actually a legume and the fragrance of the flowers is amazing, there are buds on the tree we are hoping that it will bloom this year, although we only planted it late last month. It is called Sleeping tree because it will close it leaves during the night, so cute!