Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Plain Weave with Self-Patterning Yarn

I've been trying plain weave on my 8-shaft loom spruced up with variegated yarn. I've been using a 1-2-3-4 pattern for warping. The first piece was warped with Nazli Gelin Egyptian cotton in lime green and woven with Cotton Supreme Batik Watermelon Patch. I love the way the variegated yarn makes even plain weave so much more interesting.
The next project became a little more adventurous.  I warped Nazli Gelin again, but in royal blue & white metallic (20 blue/25 white). I'm using North Pole patterned sock yarn by Wisdom Yarns (Jack
Frost). It's been fascinating to see the patterns unfolding.
For those of you with rigid heddle looms, try variegated yarn and plain weave. It opens all kinds of possibilities.

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