Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Colored Huck Lace

Little Catzee paw on huck.By Leigh

One thing about me and weaving, is that I can't not think about color. As much as I loved weaving the white huck and huck lace samples, my mind was constantly rehearsing "what ifs" with color.

So before moving on to the Spot Bronson and Bronson Lace portions of the workshop, I tied on some colored cotton and experimented a little. These are all in 8/2s cotton, sett at 20 epi. The warp alternates stripes of orange, green, and gold. The weft is black.

Huck warp spots:

Huck warp spots in color.Close-up:

Close-up of the huck warp spots.And I was just as intrigued with the back.......

The back of the huck sample, looking nice too........ as the curves are even more pronounced.

In order to show off the lacy holes, the huck lace was a bit more difficult to photograph, particularly a close-up.

Stepped back:

Colored huck lace sampleFirst close-up:

Huck lace close-up, looking like a solid fabric.Against a solid background, it looks more like solid cloth, but against the window, which allows in the light, I needed to use the flash, which washed out the color:

2nd huck lace close-up, taken against a window.Well, I'll have to add photography to the list of things I plan to study some day. :)

With our American Thanksgiving tomorrow, a house full of company, and a family birthday this weekend, I won't be online much. But I've finished knitting the back to my Rare Breed Sweater and hope to show you that on Monday. See you then!

Posted 22 Nov. 2006 at

Related Posts:
Lace Sampler - Huck
Lace Sampler - Huck Lace 1
Lace Sampler - Huck Lace 2


Valerie said...

Great photo's and a great interpretation of lace w/ color! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I like it better in color, and I am known to work with white, black and brown all the time. Happy TGing to you too!

Sayward said...

I can't believe I got so far behind in your samples. I like both the white samples and your coloured ones.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Love the coloured huck! Even better than the white, and I see your furbaby agrees, one cat putting in an order for a blankie perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Leigh - You've given me inspiration! I've been puzzling over a colorful pattern for placemats for DDD, and this might be it! I've picked up your blog from the UKSWD site. BTW, do ALL spinners and weavers have felines? Mine help far too often!
Marty Mc in Ohio

Cathy said...

Oooh, I especially like that first sample! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Your colored huck lace turned out so well! You're right, you can really see the curves when you use color!