I’ve cut Echo Weave #1 off the loom and am now in the middle of finishing – an even longer process than usual since my first idea didn't work out well. Here's a peek at Echo Two.
This scarf has the same threading and tie-up as Echo One but I have changed the weft colour from Bronze to Lemongrass, still using 2/8 Tencel. It really pops and is much limeyer than the photo shows! I’ve also changed the treadling from an Extended Parallel to a straight Advancing Twill. Needless to say it’s weaving up much faster now. Each pattern repeat comes in at an even 5 inches. I'm still not sure how the reverse looks, but that's half the fun.I’m really in love with this Echo Weave on 12 Shaft project; it’s giving huge rewards for the warping effort.I’ve also been trying to revamp or rework my leftover projects from December and I’m pleased to say that I’ve finished another one. This Merino Curly Twill Scarf was a bit bland, pretty but bland; now with the addition of a wrapped big buckle I think it’s got pizzazz! It also makes the scarf much more versitile to wear.I’ve completed another little project, setting up my Studio Shop! I’ve always hated digging around in plastic containers to show folks what I spend all my time doing. I often feel that it puts them in the awkward position of feeling that they have to make a purchase after all my effort to pull my weaving out of the abyss. My answer is this standing rack which shows a selection of my work and has the prices clearly marked. Hopefully, this will make it easier on both my Studio visitors and me. I have a shelf in my studio that has 5'6" to the ceiling and this 5' rack snuggles right in there keeping my fringes off the ground nicely.
Things I Know
To make a special yarn stand out, place it along side its’ opposite – thick/thin, fuzzy/smooth, shiny/matte for example.