I mentioned not long ago that I have been commissioned to reproduce last year’s P2P2 messenger bag and that I was going to make a few changes. Most importantly, I wound a shorter, wider warp so that I wouldn’t have to spend hours painstakingly matching the pattern at the selvedges as I stitched two pieces together. I had also used a somewhat bizarre assortment of yarns the first time, some of which are now all used up. So, when I looked for substitutes, I tried to match the original colours but limit myself to a narrower range of fibres.
This morning I was looking at this,
and by 2 pm I had got to this.
I am having a bit of a dither about one section, however. Or two sections, since they are repeated… The violet and gold part (most clearly seen second from the left, right next to the black – which has been added as a border stripe, just for insurance purposes) is one of the substituted sections and it was more of a fuchsia and gold in the first bag. I’m not using the colour terminology in a very precise way, I’m afraid — I just mean that the pinky-purple shade was originally a bit brighter. So when I set up the alternation of the colours, I happily placed the fuchsia so that it appeared adjacent to the red in the next section. Thus.
But as I threaded it up today, I wondered whether the let’s-call-it-violet and the red are now too similar in value. Perhaps I should swap the section around so that the gold appears next to the red instead? This is the sort of thing I could think about for weeks without coming to a resolution — even if I had time to try both options, I might struggle to choose! Mocking it up in Fibreworks isn’t an enormous help, since all the colours come out a bit wild.
Tomorrow morning I will need to commit myself one way or the other — I just haven’t decided which, yet. Wrappings may be called for. Feel free to weigh in with your opinions! I will listen very nicely, then go out and do precisely… well, you know how it goes 🙂