Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Diversified Plain Weave Not too Scary
The grid formed by the black 20/2 cotton thin warp/weft
really locks down the chenille so that structures with multiple thread floats are possible. Magical! The finished fabric has a lovely drape.
I have ideas floating around in my head for over sized designs in chenille.
The over sized houndstooth was the study project but I try to put on enough warp for 2 (or more) of any project. I decided to only use one color weft for the second scarf which gets rid of the color-and-weave effect. AND, weaves more quickly. I choose a brighter shade of orange since the black grid tones down the colors. That scarf is shown on the left It came out looking more interesting than I could have guessed, and more complex.
My study buddy and I both agree that we are going to try this structure again since it really opens up the possibilities for chenille because it takes out the worming problem.
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