Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Twill line visible

I am working at getting 12 picks per inch.  What I had intended to do was to use my right angle rectangle to place against the fabric to check the angle of the twill.  But this fabric is so busy with all its nubs that I cannot see the angle. At least not when I am looking straight down at the fabric.  For all anyone might care, this reads simply as plain weave.

But I wanted to weave twill, because the twill structure, even though the fabric does not read as twill, will allow the fabric to hang nicely around the neck.

I discovered quite by accident that if I looked at the woven fabric on the loom from a certain angle, I could clearly see the twill line.  So I tried to get it on a photograph.  After many failed attempts, I finally got this one.  If you look at the left side of the fabric, the twill line is visible.

"Twill Line” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on December 8, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

It is in the fabric drape even if it is hard to see!


I love the colors and pattern in the weave very vibrant.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Yes, Delighted Hands, and that is what is important.
Thank you, Deep End of the Loom