Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A bit of weaving - colour gamp

Weaving is a bit different than other yarn crafts because the way the warp and weft interact makes it hard to imagine what the final colour will be.  I'm weaving a sample called a 'gamp' to decide what colour towels would look good in the house.  The great thing about this is that the gamp can also be a towel.

On another note, I got some top secret yarn with the opportunity to organize some group weaving.  Another challenge to decide what colours to combine.  Any suggestions?  This will be done in plain weave on rigid heddle looms.  It's 5/2 mercerized cotton so I'm thinking one loom will be a 15dent reed, and the other loom a 7.5 reed with the yarn doubled.

To help understand colour, I put a black and white filter on the picture of the yarn.  So, apparently, it's supposed to help me see the colour value.  There is so much to learn.