Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Dragonflies flutter by.......
The dragonflies use all 40 harnesses on a straight threading, 1 to 40. I could have gotten more detail in the wings if I had used a point twill threading with each side of the insect being symetrical but then they would have been twice as big - too big in my mind for a scarf. Yes, I could have done a point twill not using all 40 harnesses but they would have still been too big to suit me.
I used a teal 8/2 tencel for the warp - this is the first scarf using chartreuse (one of my fav colors) for the weft. The next two scarves will use a fuschia and a purple weft. This all working up to using this draft for a warp I painted last fall - that warp will go on the loom next. Then it's on to some projects on the Macomber - some towels, maybe some summer shawls.