OK. I admit it. This is a rush job of a post, but if I don't do one now it will be days before I can get to it!
I just wanted to share that my Catzee barcode weaving is underway.
It is a 6-block summer & winter draft and overall I am happy with it. As inspired by my tortie Catzee, it has a somewhat tortoiseshell plaid look with random tabby-like stripes. Here's a close up ......
I used half of the draft for the threading, and the other half for the treadling. I have three colors in the warp, which rotate through the threading blocks. I am using the same three for the tabby weft, changing colors with each block. The lightest color is a slightly slubby rayon and I'm not sure if I like the effect, but oh well. What I do like is the subtle color blending that can be achieved by changing tabby colors. The black pattern weft is only slightly different in size (a 7/2 as opposed to the rest being 8/2s).
Now, off I go! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Posted 13 March 2009 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
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