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May 29, 2014

a touch of red

P1040931a little  can make all the difference

insects-critters 108colour is music to my weaver’s soul


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  1. May 31, 2014 9:44 am

    I was going to ask if it was inlay but you already answered! I love the asymmetry so much but it’s something I always have trouble with – my brain always wants both sides to match. It’s a real exercise for me to make it otherwise! Interestingly I’ve seen this same trait in my eldest granddaughter especially when she’s playing with Lego. Bilateral symmetry is very important to her. So of course I always try to tease her into making it NOT match!


    • May 31, 2014 10:19 am

      Louisa – we are all so different, I can’t function with fixed symmetry – possibly why I’m so attracted to Japanese design. Also why many overshot patterns etc. drive me crazy, I can’t resist sneaking a little “flaw” into the whole thing. Even as a child I was a bit of a rebel, yikes! It is very interesting that you see your same trait in your grand-d.


  2. May 30, 2014 3:43 am

    So much to look at in that weaving! I’m not even going to ask how the little square of color gets added in–I’m guessing I wouldn’t understand the explanation. But the bit of red adds a lot, to all the photos!


    • May 30, 2014 7:23 am

      Kerry – squares are simple inlay, the dark weft is woven from selvedge to selvedge and the pattern colour is laid in on top of it – as long as the areas are small and the yarn is fine it doesn’t cause a problem with extra bulk. I use a tapestry technique to change colours within the small pattern area. The small amounts of pattern yarn are wound on my Mom’s plastic knitting bobbins. It’s slow and easy.


  3. May 29, 2014 1:24 pm

    i’m reminded of grown up anne shirley’s friend who always wore a touch of scarlet about her, a ribbon, or whatever.


    • May 29, 2014 1:34 pm

      Velma – oh yes – a badge of courage
      Alice – a little goes a long way but gives everything an extra zing!


  4. May 29, 2014 1:08 pm



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