Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Plot Thickens

Here's the twist I'm putting into this weaving.

The tartan as seen through sprang worked into the warp while it's still on the loom.

I am working an inset area of sprang in the tartan cloth.  It goes across the entire width of the warp.  This is basic 1/1 interlinked braided structure.

What on earth is this going to be, you ask?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Tartan Toast

I'm not a huge fan of tartans, but I am a fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books, now being made into a TV series.  In honor of the series entering its second season early next month, I'm weaving a tartan, specifically Fraser of Lovat.  This is in a fine wool at 24 ends per inch and 24 picks per inch for a balanced plain weave rather than the traditional twill, to keep the fabric lightweight.

I'm enjoying the simple interplay of colors.  But as usual I seem to be unable to keep things simple.  So this piece, like a plot in good story, has a twist.  Stay tuned and the twist will be revealed.