Thursday, March 20, 2008
WASHED CRACKLE SAMPLES
Here are two views of the washed crackle samples as they hang over my loom. The colors on both pictures are really accurate. The lighting in each case was different, and the colors look different in those different lightings.
THE CUT-OUT PHOTO
The cut-out happened because I had to do a significant rotation of the image, which resulted in strange things happening. I used the free form selection tool to cut out the image. I kind of like the effect, but someday I'll have to learn how to handle this a bit more professionally.
As for the samples themselves, they clearly suggest many possibilities. But for lightweight things, I like the drape better when I use 20/2 cotton for all the wefts. For placemats, jackets, etc., the 10/2 wefts would work nicely.
What I am now working out are the plans for using the reds and blues section, treadling polychrome style for one of the scarves. The other section I am using is not clear in this photo. But it will consist of blues and tans treadled Summer and Winter (tromp as writ) style.
Tromp as Writ Varied
Crackle Treadled as Summer and Winter
Polychrome Crackle with Blue Weft
8 Crackle Blocks on 4 Shafts, Continued