Next Weaving Project

Next Project, originally uploaded by davidscf.

One of my goals at the moment is to try my hand at designing my own cloth and get some of the ideas I have out of my head and onto the loom.

I’ve spent all of my free time for the last week knee-deep in books in an attempt to understand profile drafts, blocks and unit weaves. This project will be my first attempt at designing and weaving from a profile draft using Summer and Winter unit weaves. I’ve never woven Summer and Winter before, so there will be a lot of firsts with this project.

Although work has been keeping me busy, I did manage to dye some yarn for this project yesterday. I decided I needed a pale colour to offset the green and chose a light, silvery lilac.

The white and lilac are 10/2 mercerized cotton (to be used for the warp). The white will also be the tabby weft and the green (5/2) will be used for the pattern weft.

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