Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Warp on 24-shaft Loom

The new warp I'm beaming on the 24-shaft loom is for a run of scarves in the Feathers series. It's a 3-color warp, alternating dark blue, mid grey, and natural silk (all 50/2 size). I'm winding 6 ends at a time, with a 3 x 3 cross.

Here's a closeup of the first section on the beam:

This combination of colors has a very crisp look. The draft is advancing offset points, with 3 parallel design lines.

The wefts will be various blues, taupes, and greys. Think bluejay colors. Here in California we have Western scrub jays and Steller's jays. The scrub jay has quite a lot of greyish taupe in its plumage, the Steller's is much more vivid. In the Rockies, there's also the camp robber, which is a cousin of the blue jays, but with very little blue - just medium to dark greys and taupes - in his plumage.

We'll see how close I get to these guys. They're great fun to watch - very active, and very aggressive if there are food scraps to steal. Pretty noisy, too... they talk a lot!

1 comment:

neki desu said...

that silk looks promising with a taupe weft.have you considered perhaps a deep dark pine green?