Thankyou to everyone for the thoughtful comments on my TIF piece. I continue to be amazed by the variety of techniques used for the first month of the challenge.
As promised yesterday I posted a photo of a fabric I wove in the 4 colour double weave technique in 2005. It was for a weaver friend who made a lovely jacket with it for her daughter's wedding. An enlargement of the photo shows the separate threads in more detail.
The colours used were purple, grass, terracotta and fire Interestingly, while these were the yarn manufacturers names for the colours, the purple was identical with the DMC 333 and fire, with the thread I chose for the flower centres. It is easy to see why the colour interactions in this weave fascinate me. Since this fabric was not for me I needed to weave a series of samples using the colours in different orders in the structure . The set of samples is all I have left but I can still spend time enjoying the clolour play. When I was looking for a suitable photograph I wondered how long it will be before I can return to the loom - I have a lovely stash of colours and a good selection of drafts ready to go.
Colour is so wonderful and, while I still haven't managed to solve the reason I froze with my design for January, I am looking forward to Sharon's selection of colours for next month.
Winter 2018 New Needlepoint Projects
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