twists and turns

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I refer to the appearance of both my soon-to-be-warp yarns…

Quite lively, aren’t they?

Here’s what I’m aiming for. I’m about two-thirds of the way there.

No idea what the lively tendencies of the warp yarn will mean for the cloth, but if it is really wild then I may just go with the flow and try out some high-twist silk in the weft. Pat came up to visit my mother not long ago and brought me a gift of assorted over-twisted yarns: this may be an opportunity to experiment.

I’m making slow progress with the twill medley on the Megado, although I am onto a second scarf. The possibilities for mixing up designs on the dobby are uncountably many that it’s quite dizzifying. I haven’t even begun to let rip yet… I can have completely different things going on for each group of shafts — as long as the lowest common multiple of the various treadlings is no more than the number of dobby bars I have! At the moment I have a very modest chain of 28, which includes a shaded twill on shafts 1 to 4.

I like the contrast between the very geometric shapes in red and purple (third stripe from the left) and the much more organic broken shaded twill right next to it.

twists and turns” was posted by Cally on 22 Feb 2012 at http://callybooker.co.uk

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  1. Julia
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    Wow, those two are so very different! It’s like the two faces of Cally 🙂

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