Originally I thought that after I'd woven this set
of Fibonacci dishtowels, I'd put on a new warp with a different threading plan. My brain had other plans however. I find that once I get a weaving rhythm going, my mind begins wandering on a "what if" sort of game. So here is the first of two ideas that use the same Fibonacci threading plan. The first idea uses an overlay of even color stripes. Each color group has 20 warp ends in it. You can get an idea of what I mean in this photo:
You can see from the horizontal lines, that I changed the treadling pattern in the same frequency as the stripes of color. The colors don't match up with the threading blocks, and the result is another complex looking fabric with simple elements.
Here are my results. These are all summer and winter, a two shuttle weave.
Dark blue tabby weft and white pattern weft.
Turquoise tabby weft and white pattern weft.
The color stripes are especially noticeable in this one as both tabby and pattern wefts are white. The white stripes are predominate and what you can't see from these photos is the texture created by the heavier pattern weft. Here is a close up to try and show the subtle visual variations from the texture:
Color combinations and texture are the two things which intrigue me about the Summer and Winter weave structure. They make the possibilities seem endless!
The last one I did introduced a color which wasn't in the weft:
Turquoise tabby and light gray pattern weft.
This one surprised me. At first I didn't like the gray, but now it's my favorite one.
So that's it for that experiment. I have one more idea to try by tying on to this same warp. After that it will be time to move on to something different.
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Labels: Fibonacci, Summer and Winter, weaving