Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Honeycomb M's and O's

By Leigh

Please continue leaving your tips and techniques for sewing handwovens in the comment section of this post. Hopefully this weekend I can put them all in a separate post. I appreciate every one of them! In the meantime, here's a quick report on what I did with the little bit of red warp left on the loom.

While I was researching M's & O's, I downloaded an article from the Online Digital Archives found on this page (the sixth article down) entitled "Two Honeycomb Fabrics on M's And O's." I've had honeycomb in the back of my mind for awhile now, so after reading the article I decided to give this a try with the remainder of my red warp.

The article said that traditionally, the heavy outline weft is the same color as the warp. I didn't have anything like that in red, but I did find some of this in my stash:

It does have some dark red in it, so I decided to give it a try. After each M's & O's block, I threw a tabby shot of the novelty yarn. Here it is on the loom .....

.... and here it is after washing and drying.......

I think it would look better with a more defining outline yarn, but I am intrigued enough to have come up with a few ideas for further exploration.

Posted 27 Feb. 2008 at

Related Posts:
M's & O's: The Basics
M's & O's - Weaving Observations


  1. Wow! I like the honeycomb Ms & Os.

    What if you used a complementary color as the defining outline yarn?

  2. Interesting. I would have never thought to use a novelty yarn in a honeycomb. The gold gives it a "zip" especially against the red.

  3. Oh, now that is soooo cool! I think you might really be onto something here...

  4. That's a really neat effect. I love how things work out after a good wet finishing. Amazing how it works out.


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