Friday, February 01, 2013


Another image is almost ready for the jacquard loom. Fruit, again, this time pears. It took me a couple of tries to get a skein of yarn dyed the right color for the pear skins - a pale gold with a fair amount of green in it. Problem is, some pear varieties are green-skinned, some are gold, some brownish, like the Bosc. So what color should a pear be? I wanted the fruit to be distinguished from the green leaves, so it shouldn't be a greenish one, like the Bartlett.

Anyway, the yarn is more yellow-green than the color chips in the image file, but that doesn't matter - the color of the yarn in the shuttle trumps the pixels in the data file!

Here's the image:

The color chips are actually on the bottom edge of the image - it's intended to be woven rotated so that after finishing and mounting, the black warp will run from side to side, not top to bottom. The wefts will be "pear," green, and light grey.

I'm hoping to begin weaving either the pears or the apricots I posted a few days ago tomorrow, after I finish beaming the mixed brown warp on the dobby loom.

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