Saturday, March 1, 2008

TIF Colours for March

Wow! I am so excited -I love the colour palette that Sharon has chosen for March TIF - it is a favourite of mine.

I went to my fabric stash - this is a stash of my own handwoven fabric, not very large but all off my loom! - and found this double weave fabric that is a wonderful match. The fabric is woven in 2/20 mercerised cotton I have shown the threads used. The warps were Cherry and Grass and the wefts, Marine and Cream, according to the yarn chart. Once again I marvel at how wonderfully colour mixes in woven textiles. When I am designing I get a fair idea of the final colours using the software; however they are rarely the same as in the actual woven fabric. This is, in part, due to discrepancies with colours as they appear on the computer screen and colours in real life and, in part, due to my inability to reproduce the colours in exact RBG numbers. More often than not I am agreeably surprised with how the first few inches turn up.

Now a decision needs to be made - embellish some of this fabric using the theme "concentrating on the fine detail" or make another embroidery in those wonderful grape and green colours.
I have finished my biscornu from last month's challenge and will publish a photo in the next day or so.


neki desu said...

wonderful piece of fabric.!!
i'd let it sing solo and use some other fabric for the challenge. it is glorious as is.

neki desu

Debbi Baker said...

I think I have to agree with Neki!! What a wonderful piece of fabric! I love your style and look forward to seeing what you do with these colours.

Lee said...

gorgeous piece of weaving, and a perfect match for this month's colors, I look forward to seeing what you'll do with it.

Vicki W said...

I like this month's color palette too. Your fabric is PERFECT for it!

Deb said...

What a beautiful piece of weaving. I think it will be a tough decision whether to use this or do something else. I would love to see where you would go using this fabric.

fiona d said...

your weaving is very beautiful, how lovely to recognise the palette as one you already chose yourself