Even though I've been busy spinning the Bowmont fleece, I've been busy with my weaving too. I'm still experimenting with summer and winter, this time with a multicolor warp.
I have to say that these are not colors I would have chosen to use if I were designing from color theory formulae or color combinations from inspirational photographs. These colors are the result of designing strictly from my stash. I've picked up a lot of mill ends and leftovers from other weavers. Consequently my stash consists of a hodge-podge of colors and yarns of various fiber contents. On the one hand, as a weaver who feels that a lot of her experiments are flops, this is a good thing as this way I don't fret over wasting yarn if I have a few failures. On the other hand, it limits what I can do, as my odds and ends don't always seem to go together.
My method of choosing color combinations is to pull out all my yarns which are of the same size and fiber content. These are set out somewhere; on shelves, a table, or even the floor, where I can look at them, stare at them, contemplate them. I arrange and rearrange cones of yarn in various color combinations until something finally "works." Sometimes it takes days before I finally decide that I either like what I'm seeing or I don't. I can't explain it.
So, using the above combination of 8/2s navy, lime green and brown cottons, here are the first two in a series of about six.......
This one is using the green for the tabby weft and navy blue for the pattern weft.
And this one is using brown for the tabby weft and navy for the pattern. The colors, I'm afraid, aren't completely accurate. They aren't even consistent with one another, I think because they were photographed at different times of day. These are in the same Fibonacci sequence that I've been using for my other dishtowels and polychrome rugs.
As I sit and weave, another mix of yarns sits on the desk where I can watch it. I weave and think, and weave and plan. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
Summer & Winter: 2nd Dishtowels
Summer & Winter: Structure and Theory
My Fascination with Fibonacci