Thursday, January 16, 2014

Double Weave with Differential Shrinkage






At the Contemporary Doubleweave Workshop I decide that I wanted to try some form of combination of double weave and differential shrinkage. Our tutor Liz sketched out a design for me (see the squared paper below) and I worked it into a draft and plan for a sample.









































I started weaving it at the workshop but with the distractions of the interesting things that everyone else was doing I didn't get it finished until I got home



This is what the sample looked like when I took it of the loom




and this is what it looked like when I had finished it.




This piece will probably end up as a gift for a small niece. I need to think about the colours but I have enough now to enable me to work on a full size version with four panels. I am delighted with the results and I don't think that I would have got anywhere near weaving something like this if it hadn't been for the workshop.


3 comments:

  1. Martin, lovely result! Yes workshops are good to stretch yourself to what you already have learned + it's nice to meet up with like minded people. Looking forward to your next project with the double weave.

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  2. Hi Martin
    Lovely to see your finished piece. It's absolutely fantastic. Wasn't it a great workshop. I learned so much from Liz and everyone there. Look forward to seeing more of your double cloth scarves. I still have my 'circular object' on display and admire it each day. I look forward to the time when I have enough room to set up a jack loom so that I can do some more double cloth weaving. Unfortunately it can't be done on a counter balance loom because of the unequal shaft lifts.

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    1. I have found some black yarn with a bit of glitter in it and I have some silvery coloured wire so when I have finished some birthday scarves I shall try my hand at a "circular object"

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