The alpaca/silk warp is finished and I’m taking a break from double huck on the Megado. But not from zig-zags!
I have been mulling over ways to use up all the small bits of hand-dyed merino/silk I have accumulated over the last 12 months. My current favourite scheme is to use it for bright patches of colour on otherwise undyed scarves. At first I was going to go for triangles, but the zig-zags called to me… and they yield triangles on the back anyway. The coloured area is in double-faced twill (which, coincidentally, Meg is weaving with at the moment too) and the rest is straightforward 1/3 and 3/1 twill.
I suppose the Random Walks could be thought of as a zig-zag project too, in a fashion. I’ve a new one underway which uses coin tosses to determine the path. It is slightly wider than the last one – six inches rather than four – and to accommodate the larger size I have bought some old industrial bobbins on ebay.