Thursday, July 20, 2006

Shadow Weave Samples - 3

 handwoven shadow weave scarfTwo more samples.

The first (on the left) is another scarf actually. The pattern is the four block 2 by 2 shadow weave draft from Madelyn van der Hoogt’s “Color-and-Weave Basics” article in the March/April ‘05 issue of Handwoven. I did adjust the number of ends per block according to my desired project width. I followed the treadling order for the scarf (as drawn in), but can imagine a lot of treadling fun with it.

The yarn is the same Yarn Bee Icelandic Jewels that I used for the green and orange scarf. Red and black was the other color combination that I couldn't resist buying. I think what attracted me to these yarns was the ribbon plied into it:

handwoven shadow weave detail

handwoven shadow weave in sock yarnsMy other experiment with this draft was to tie on some sock yarn leftovers. I used orange (obviously) and one of those Fair Isle space dyed sock yarns.

So this is the same pattern as the scarf but, as you can see, the effect is very different. I found the results intriguing, not only for the ikat-like pattern in the lower sample, but also because of the textured look added by the overshots. More design possibilities!

A couple of close-ups which I scanned in are below.

close up of  shadow weave in sock yarns

close up of  shadow weave in sock yarns

Next - Shadow Weave Samples - 4

Related Posts:
Shadow Weave: Doing the Triple S - my introduction
Shadow Weave Profiles- how to interpret
Shadow Weave Samples 1 - Begins a series of samples


Holly said...

Hey Leigh,
Thanks for looking at my blog. Really like the weaving. I decided not to do weaving, but really apprecite the time and effort that it takes to get something this lovely.

Jackie said...

LOVE the first sample/scarf! Aren't you glad that you continued experimenting with shadow weave! I know I am.

Valerie said...

I love the visual depth of the red and black scarf. Did you give a grist for the yarns and a sett?

Your productivity amazes me!

Kate in Somerset said...

At first glance I thought your sock yarn experiment had resulted in a gauze like fabric.


sheepshepherdess said...

I found your blog looking around...
I love your pics of the silk, one of my favorite fibers. The silk rods cleaned up and carded are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Peg said...

I just love all your messing around! Black is a great combining color with all sorts of bright colors. It really makes them appear more jewel-like.

Robknits said...

LOVED looking at these pictures -- I am a new weaver starting to experiment. It just ocurred to me that I could use sock yarn (of which I have tons :>) in these experiments, so it was great seeing your samples.