This one is for Dorothy. Its our lightest coloured heather, a soft pink.
Then one of the true signs of spring... a crocus.
Early returning hummingbirds can feed here... quince blossoms are budding up!
Challenges? Some of you may chuckle when you see this:
Yup, I forgot to take the apron rod over the knee beam. I had the warp all nicely tensioned and good to go too!
That's better! I call these 'keep me humble moments' :)
Blogger is turning pictures again so just imagine them as vertical stripes! The dark weft is a slightly lighter moss green than the stripe green and it really shows the pattern in the stripe boldly. The lighter weft is a pale pumpkin and it really mutes the entire pattern. There are some weft pics that look like a double weft throws but there is a subtle difference between them. It appears to disapear with the dark weft. One of those neat optical effects! Last time I wove towels in this pattern, the most popular were the ones woven with a dark royal blue. One commenter said they looked like fun peasant ribbons!
Here's a shot of the moss green under way. I've used the same plum as in the warp as weft and have tried a neutral taupe as well as the pale pumpkin. I'll rummage through the stash for some other options.
I've enlarged and framed the hearts that are back to back and below is the neutral beige for a softer look. I'll only do one as I prefer the effect of darker wefts.