Thursday, March 6, 2008


I while back I wove polychrome on this warp. Then I used 10/2 pearl cotton for weft. This time I have used 20/2 pearl cotton for weft.


In each block I used three colors, just as I had in my earlier explorations. But these explorations are more complex than the earlier ones. Now,, each time I moved to a new block I have (somewhat) systematically dropped one color and added a new one, keeping the other two the same.

The first block (beginning at the bottom uses blue, orange and aqua. The next block uses green, orange and aqua, the next block uses blue, green and orange, the fourth block uses aqua, blue, green, and so on.

I rather like what I see happening The result does not quite work as a whole, but it does encourage me in this kind of exploration.


One thing to keep in mind is that the red warp alternates (unintentionally!!!) 10/2 and 20/2 pearl cotton . One of the effects of this is a slight lengthwide ridged/ribbed effect. This effect is most noticeable when touching the fabric.

Also observable is that in some places the warp goes way into the background and is hardly noticeable. That is when the treadling causes the 20/2 warp shows on top. But when the the treadling causes the 10/2 warp to come to the top, the red warp is much more noticeable. Something to play with another time, perhaps.

Related Posts:
Polychrome Crackle with Blue Weft
8 Crackle Blocks on 4 Shafts: More Polychrome Treadling
8 Crackle Blocks on 4 Shafts: More Polychrome Treadling
8 Crackle Blocks on 4 Shafts Continued

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