Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Crackle Echo of an Echo

Mum wove a scarf in August that I just loved; it was an Echo Crackle in orange with blue and green for the warp.  It unfortunately had some errors and now it is hers.  I loved how the colours interacted in the finished weave;  so I put on a warp with the same colours of blue and green.
In the warp photo the colours have pooled to make a stripy warp but in the threading the colours have been separated to blue, green, blue, green etc.  The threading is the same as Mum’s cayenne red scarf which she hasn’t blogged about yet!  The threading is an Echo weave so it is a parallel twill threading.

For my scarf the treadling is very different.  I used one of my original crackle treadling’s, from the lime green and navy crackle diamond runners.  It is amazing how different it looks now!  The pattern repeat is 6 inches long and gives two different large motifs almost stacked over each other.
The iridescence of this scarf is truly amazing.  The blue, green and orange mix together and make a violet colour which is so interesting and beguiling.
As always the drape and movement of Tencel is just stunning.  For Sale.
The garden shot today is of crocus's just popping up in the garden.  I marked each patch of bulbs with ceramic mushrooms so that I remembered where I put them.  Nothing worse than digging a hole to plant something and finding a bunch of bulbs already there.

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year’s 2018 – What is on the Looms

Happy New Year!

Here are the projects that are on the looms.  First with Mum’s loom, she has a 12 yard warp of tea towels on the loom.  The warp is navy 2/8 cotton and she has just started the first tea towel in peacock blue.  The pattern is a lovely twelve shaft twill pattern.
On my loom is nothing.  I have just cut off two pretty red lace runners.  Now I am starting to plan my next project.  I have two cones of 2/16 blue mercerized cotton that I am hoping will become a lace runner.
Final Garden shot is of the hinoki cedars ( Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracillis") wearing their winter hats.  They need some help to stop the heavy coastal snow from bending and splitting the branches.