I am feeling tenuously happy with what is going on. But there is nothing like a photo to point up problems.
In the photo, the piece breaks into two parts along the warp. On the right, things tend to be a bit cherry and on the left they tend to be red. The right side also appears paler than the left side. And there is a clear visible line that separates the two sides.
DIFFERENT REDS IN THE WARP
The cause of all of this is that there are different reds in the warp ends. If you go here, you can see the two different reds I used for the warp. The colors don't look very different. One is slightly more cherry than the other and perhaps a tad lighter as well. But you have to study the cones to see the differences.
And if you check the pictures of the warp being wound on, which are here, there seems to be no difference at all. In fact, I wondered why I went to the bother of trying to distribute the colors in groups across the warp. What differences there were were so subtle as to be virtually invisible.
Or so I thought.
Once the weaving started, the differences made themselves known. Here is a photo of the bare warp ends as I was doing the hemstitching on this third piece:
The photo as a whole is a bit too bright and light, but it shows very clearly the distinctions in color.That lighter pink section on the right is precisely where the problem shows up in the weaving.
There are some lighter pink sections on the left, but they are smaller and more diffuse. They do not have the excessive impact on the woven cloth that the larger pink section on the right has.
But what about that dividing line? It is not just that there is a sharp division between the scarlet and the pink. There is one warp thread between those two sections that is just a tad lighter than the pink. Looking at the warp ends, I can barely tell that it is lighter. But once the weft is woven, the line screams out.
SOOO.....I HAVE LEARNED...........
- It takes only one warp end of a slightly different color to emphasize block divisions.
- I cannot be subtle in warp color changes in one area and very unsubtle in other areas.
- Colors on the cone and on the warp bundles can look very different when they are pulled taut on the loom.Technorati Tags: color
- Color changes in the warp need to be carefully thought out and planned even when the color changes are very small.
Addendum: the white thing in the bottom right hand corner is part of the white tape I use to measure the woven fabric. I have unpinned part of it and rolled it back so that it would not obscure so much of the photographed fabric.