Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Brick 1 & 4

Tomorrow is Wednesday...Brick Wednesday...the one day of the week when I get to weave on my old counterbalance loom. It has been extremely difficult to not weave on that loom during the week...all I could do is walk by and touch it...and think about what I would like to weave next.

I never got the pictures of the two twills I did. The first is the simple twill in a hand painted mottled yarn. It's feel is fabulous...a nice repetitive bumpiness and texture. I do want to explore using twill more. It will be interesting to see how hatching will look as what I could do with dots. The pattern would be great to provide texture in a tree or landscape.

The second is a zigzag pattern where I changed the direction of the twill each third round trip. Between the mottled blue yarn and the zigzag pattern, it says 'chaos' to me. Looks like it would be wonderful to use in an scene with big waves breaking on the beach or the churning of the water underneath the wave.

1 comment:

Jane said...

I agree about the 'waves.' Those colors and pattern absolutely suggest that.

How fun that now weaving on that loom beckons to you during the week.

Weave on!