These colours are so much fun. I am planning the next length of echo weave fabric for Oscha. It is dance-inspired again, and it is going to be packed with Bright.
I posted some photos of samples on Facebook a while back, but I don’t think they reached my blog. What with the on-off status of the various technologies around here, I have rather lost the plot. (I’d mention that, after 10 hours of hard labour yesterday, we do have a working PC again, but that would be tempting fate.)
I tried out two warp combinations and lots of wefts. The red/purple looks rather muted on the loom, but in fact it is very lively when it is moving.
I have the scallop shape progressing across the warp in the threading and a simple advancing point treadling. This makes sense for me when I am weaving on the Delta: I need a treadling I can reliably repeat for several hours without making hideous mistakes! Point treadlings are my favourites, because adjacent treadles are the easiest to find. I started with a larger point (shown in the sample on the loom) but prefer the smaller (shown above), as it gives the scallops more pleasing proportions overall. Pleasing to me, anyway. I think we are going to go for the red option rather than the yellow, but I plan to liven it up with some brighter shades as well as the deep red seen here. Bit more thinking required.
Speaking of echo weave, I have just received my copy of Weaving with Echo and Iris. It is written by Marian Stubenitsky and translated by none other than Margreet Ward. Huge congratulations to them and to the rest of the team for such a lovely, colourful volume – I have now managed to open the package (yay!) but need to find time to sit down and absorb the ideas.