Thursday, June 11, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

I am getting close to the middle section of this sample/scarf that is on my loom.  But I have not yet designed it.  All I know is that I want to use treadlings from both of the previous two design groups, combining them in some way.

To help me design this section, I needed to see together those two motif sections I had woven.  With the scarf still on the loom, that was pretty much impossible.

So I went into Paint Shop Pro and created the following image:

Motifs 1 and 2 juxtaposed

I even managed to label the treadles to make it easier to work with.  I have printed this out.  In black and white since all I have is a laser black-and-white printer.  But the contrasts are clear and that is what matters.

I am so pleased with the results of my efforts that I find myself staring at the photo with cat-like pleasure. I cannot even bring myself to work on the designing---the very reason for going through this work!

I am definitely no longer “distracted and out of sorts.”

Related Posts:  
   Motif Stripe 2
   Figure and Ground


Designing the Middle Section” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on June 11, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina

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