A long time without posts does not mean I have not been weaving! Most recent project was an experiement with some varigated chenille I bought last year. The colorways were mostly dark with green and orange tones. (The sample colorway is listed on the cone as: hemp/cognac/forest green/dark brown) The project goal was to determine if using the varigated chenille alone in the warp could result in an appealing scarf.
I settled on a broken twill structure. Warp was 6 yds sett at 18epi for a target of 3 scarves approx 65" each with a little extra for sampling other colors and fibers.
First up was the coral chenille weft. It is so bright that I thought it would brighten up the dark warp, while the warp toned down the coral. The result was my personal favorite.
Last choice was a very safe one in a neutral beige rayon slub. Since the slub was so fine, I alternated sections of it singled and doubled to add some visual interest.
The picture shows the colors and overall resultant look. Definately stripe-y.
Next experiment will probably intersperse more solid color with the varigated. Maybe just enough varigated to give streaks of color.