Thursday, November 03, 2011

Grey Wool Shawl #1

yesterday, in the midst of packing up for Santa Monica, I spent just a few minutes weaving on the grey wool warp. From the driver's seat, the design hardly shows at all:

However, if I move to the side and the direction of the light is just right, the design shows up quite clearly:

It's a case of now you see it, now you don't. It will be interesting to find out whether the effect survives wet finishing. Sometimes, the results after wet finishing are a surprise.

I'm weaving this shawl with the merino/tencel blend weft yarn, which is darker than the warp. This means that the cloth looks like a film negative of the draft, in which the weft is white and the warp black. Logical, though sometimes confusing.


Laura Fry said...

I have much the same effect happening on my loom right now too - hard to see while weaving, but pops up at an oblique angle. :)

Have fun!

neki desu said...

restrained beauty!

Alice said...

Ooh, the word "shimmer" comes to mind. This will require motion on the part of the wearer. An example of art experienced through time.

Connie Rose said...

Beautiful shawl! Hope you have a wonderful show.