Guess what

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.

Guess what” was posted by Cally on 27 Sept 2016 at

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7 Responses

  1. Betty
    | Reply

    Excellent idea! And they’d be fun to wear ……… I’ll have to try to remember that ………………. laugh now! Ideas are easy, execution so very difficult!

  2. Isy
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    Love the zigzgas! So Missoni.

  3. loomtalk
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    Oh my goodness that is gorgeous. Is it loom controlled or pick up. Is there information re double faced twill available?

    • Cally
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      This piece is loom-controlled. And, yes, it has been written about. I know it is covered by Sharon Alderman in Mastering Weave Structures, but I’m sure there’s more.

      • loomtalk
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        Thanks Callie, I shall enjoy reading up about it as that is the only weaving fix I can get at the moment with a damaged leg!!

        • Cally
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          Yes, it’s virtual weaving time! I hope it doesn’t last too long…

  4. Sandra Rude
    | Reply

    Very creative way to use up leftovers!

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