The thin light violet line is the separation between sample two and the beginning of sample three.
SAMPLE TWO (below the violet line)
I wove a bit more on sample two. I had used an advancing twill type threading, moving up. I decided to finish it off by repeating the treadling some more, but moving backwards. The result is a mirrored image design with blocks moving in one direction in the first half but in the opposite direction in the second half. None of this seems to be visible in the photo! Indeed, the photo suggests a very different kind of effect. This is very strange and I do not understand it!
I noticed that I saw the pattern in the fabric, not when I looked straight down at it, but when I looked at it from the side. So I took more photos. Looking at those photos on the camera's LED screen before I snapped them indicated that I had caught the pattern. But when I put them on the computer and looked at them there, no pattern. So I decided to choose one at random and put it in the post just to see.
OK, this is a very strange angle. It also shows a bit of the first sample at the very bottom of the image. But that's because Windows Live Writer turned the photo on its side when it brought it into post. Rather than correcting it, I decided to leave it in this goofy position because it gives an idea of what it would look like hanging straight up and down. In any case, finally, the design itself is visible.
And why does the pattern show in the photo on the blog post but not on the photo when I view it in either Corel Photo Album or Corel Paint Shop Pro?
SAMPLE THREE (above the violet line)
Here I used the point twill treadling I had used in the first sample. Go here to read about that sample. But instead of using two colors, I used three colors.: dark blue, dark green, and orange. But you certainly can't tell it from the photos. After a completed sequence, doing the points both at the right and the left, I rearranged the colors.
But where's the green? Good question. It sure doesn't show up in the photo!
On the second sampling, I rather like the way the optical effects change depending on how you look at the fabric. Color blocks dominate the threading/treadling pattern when viewed from one direction. From another direction, that pattern comes through. This is a kind if iridescence phenomenon. If you want to see a spectacular example of irididescence, go to Sandra's blog post here.
When I finish weaving the third sampler, I will try more photography to see if I can get all three colors to show. Perhaps using a different three colors in the weaving would help here as well.
P.S. for bloggers and wanna-be-bloggers: go here to learn more about Windows Live Writer. I have used this blog writing tool for a couple of months now and like it very much.