Saturday, January 24, 2015

Norse Kitchen Miniature - Second Warp

Miniature Norse Kitchen by RepWeaver, Group photo
Miniature Norse Kitchen by RepWeaver, Group photo
Miniature Norse Kitchen by RepWeaver, Group photo



Norse Kitchen in miniature was such a satisfying weave project I couldn't wait to get back to the loom for another round.


This time I chose a warp of 20/2 UKI perle cotton in color #52 Chestnut. To this I added variegated ends at specific spots in the draft across the warp. These warp ends range in color from brown to gold to olive green to red. Click on the detail photos for a closer view of how these variegated colors seem to magically appear and disappear in the finished towels.


Even though overshot is a two-shuttle structure, weaving these was a lot of fun. Watching the variegations morph from one color to the next adds interest during the process. When warping I don't try for any Ikat effects but sometimes this happens. Serendipity is part of the fun.

Warp On/Weave Off,
RepWeaver

Norse Kitchen Miniature
Detail showing variegated warp ends

Norse Kitchen Miniature
Detail showing variegated warp ends

Norse Kitchen Miniature
Detail showing variegated warp ends






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