Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Here is the last bit of sampling I did. This is the weaving at the top, above the light blue line.
Here I used the point twill treadlings once again. In the first half (just above the blue line) I used three colors: orange, green, and blue. The blue and the green are so close in value, however, that the fabric reads as only two colors, blue and orange. And because of the warp colors, the orange tends to read as read rather than as orange.
I treadled three different sets of 3,4,5,6,7,8,7,6,5,6,7,8,7,6,5, 4,3,2,1,2,3,4,5,4,3. With each set I changed the color order.
For the second half, I did the identical treadlings but changed the colors. This time I used yellow, green and cherry. This I thought more interesting since all three colors are easily distinguishable with one color (yellow) being dominant. More interesting, however, does not necessarily mean better. In this case the look is rather messy.
All and all, this was kind of fun to do and a challenge to my ageing brain to keep the colors straight! But the results are not particularly pleasing to me. I won't really know, of course, until I see it again after a period of time when it comes off the loom. But for now I like the earlier two-color samples better. In the case of the first, the three colors do not read as three colors. In the second case, the three colors are just too busy. Perhaps if I treadled each group for several repeats, but I don't think so.
Posted August 18, 2008 by http://talkingaboutweaving.blogspot.com/