Posted by Peg in South Carolina
The last sampling woven, I decided I still wasn't finished. I wanted to see what would happen if I used a pattern color on only one treadle for each block. Alternating the pink and yellow in the last sample, while I liked the effect, turned out to be a bit confusing in terms of understanding just what is going on. So with this sample I used only one pattern color: pale yellow.
I began with the pale yellow on treadle 3 for the first block at the bottom (just above the white rug filler weft). Then with each consecutive block I treadled yellows 4 through 8 but finishing, at the top, with the yellow on treadle 3 once again.
Also, I used a medium-dark blue for the rest of the treadles. Enough of the last sample is visible at the bottom, which used a medium dark-green for the background wefts, to reveal clearly the different effect the two different background colors have.
I had intended this particular sample to be simply a general informational sample, as was the previous sample. And, indeed it is. When I was done, I planned to remove everything I had woven thus far so that I could study more carefully these last two sample warps. Study these would help me decide what I wanted to do with the next art piece.
When I finished weaving this particular sample, however, I realized that I had right there the information I needed for the next art piece. So I studied it carefully and thought; now I know what I want to do. Subject, of course, to my ever changeable and fickle mind...........
I did learn how to turn off (and on) the flash. I can do it right on the body of the camera......
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