So that last project was fun to weave up and see the colour effect! I thought "let's try that again"! This time I used four colours instead of three: Navy blue, grey blue, whipple blue and baby blue. All 8/2 tencel and sett 24 epi. I have a nice selection of colours to play with at a time like this.
Again, it was awkward to photograph effectively! But it was clear that there was a completely different look and feel to the project. The warp width and length was the exact same: 8.41" at the reed and 6.5 yards. The scarves were woven the same way: network and as-threaded.
The weaving went along well and I was pleased at how my knee was feeling with the exercise. It did swell slightly by the days end so I would elevate it and keep an ice pack on it.... plus pour a cold, well earned drink for me. Endless days of rain was the perfect weaving weather in the quiet days of late January.
Below is the woven 'as threaded' scarf. Once again it has the look of flowers or circles and they are much more visible with this colour arrangement.
I did find some beads that were a good match for colour.... so there's a few in each corner. Somehow less was more this time round...
It looks sort of flat but that's due to my arrangement to show the pattern off. The tencel is soft and silky with a lovely drape and cool hand. I see either one of these paired with jeans and casual wear quite nicely for Spring.
The network scarf requires only ten repeats to equal one scarf. The repeats are six and a half inches long!
This one has some bead accents hand sewn in off the loom as part of the finishing.
Again, I had to drag every light into a huddle to shoot these pictures..... and today the sun came out in all its glory as I write. I might try retaking the pictures and see if it makes a difference!
So that concludes my ombre style colour gradation exploration (for now). Its time to move onto something different. I get bored easily and so my runs of anything are limited. I couldn't be a production weaver as I would suck at my job :)
So here's a sneak peek at the next project..... to keep you coming back!