I have been absent from the blog, but I had a very busy year, mostly teaching and making samples for teaching, and being involved with guild activities. Here is my latest weaving that I wove just for fun.
At the ANWG conference in Victoria this summer I purchased the Right Brain Gray Matter kit from Lunatic Fringe. The kit contained 50 gms each of 10/2 mercerized cotton in seven shades from black to white.
I made a warp 4 yards long with this colour order. The warp is purposely asymmetrical.
Warp: 2/10 Mercerized cotton in seven shades ranging from Black to White. 50 gms each
Weft: same as above plus 2/8 cotton in dark gray.
Measure Warp: 20.7 inches wide in reed, 20 e.p.i., 4 yards long (416 ends total)
Sett: 20 ends per inch Sley: 2 end per dent in a 10 dent reed
# of warp ends: 416
Picks per inch: 20 p.p.i.
Plain weave threading and treadling:
From the amount of threads available in the kit I was able to weave one napkin 19” by 19”. I love the optical effect and movement of the greys.
And one tea towel 19” by 30”. When I squint at it, it makes me think of an x-ray, the way the light catches the shades of grey.
By now, I had used up most of the 2/10 grey colours. I cut the first two pieces off the loom and re-sleyed the warp to 30 ends per inch. This I wove with 2.8 cotton in dark grey for a table runner 15” wide by 30” long. This warp dominant piece with the same weft throughout is much tamer than the other two pieces. All in all a great joy to weave.
Fabulous! And an excellent reminder that plain weave can be anything but plain!
Love the grey-dient! 😉 It glows! 💫