I continue my journey of finding ways to communicate through the woven cloth. These scarves have what looks like random stripes, but a message is hidden within.
The stripes form letters, which form words of love. I turned to an early career in computer coding and remembered binary codes which use zeros and ones to create a key.
It was simple enough to let each “zero” be a dark thread and each “one” be a light thread.
I coded the message: “Love You Forever” and mapped out the warp placement.
I threaded this as a broken twill, eight threads per letter, and changed the direction of the twill for each new letter. I wove one scarf with dark yarn, Harrisville Shetland Midnight, and one with light yarn, Harrisville Shetland Cornflower. 10 ends per inch, 10 picks per inch. The Harrisville Shetland bloomed on washing and here we have two delightful scarves woven with love.
Those are lovely Barb, as always great workmanship👍🏻
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Thanks, Vicki, it has been swo long since we last was each other.
I just love the way your mind works.
Lynne, thanks for your constant support of my work.
Love these. So simple and so meaningful
Thanks, Barbara, I was thinking of the book with the same name as I wove the scarves.
Very cool idea, Barb, and it looks fabulous!
Love the encoding in your weaving! You might like to check out gannetdesigns.com. Naomi Parkhurst also works with embedding meaning and her focus is in needle arts if you have not come across her work before.
Thanks, I checked out your suggestion and found Naomi’s work interesting.
Barb, This created a very inspiring and interesting pattern in the scarves.
Thanks, Barb, my favourite is the dark blue scarf.