I added a fourth color and a new pattern to my fabric. It's starting to get... complicated... #weaving
I'm not entirely sure about this transition to white background and purple foreground. It seems almost too stark a contrast. I'm going to sleep on it but I might take this out and use a tan background instead.
I've now hit the halfway point in #weaving this fabric for a tote bag. When I get to this point I add a series of colored stripes. This does two things:
* Adds a little surprise when someone looks at the bottom of the tote
* (More importantly) Marks the center line for the fabric so I have reference points to mirror the measurements on the second half, and also assists me when sewing up the tote later.
@kyle what type of loom are you using 👀😍 I’ve been getting back into weaving after a loooong hiatus and have been enjoying using my Schact flip Rigid Heddle Loom
@origamilady This is a four shaft jack loom I got for free on Craigslist along with shuttles, and bench, and accessories. I was told it was from the 1950s but no branding on it except for a wooden "Towle" on the first harness and research hasn't turned anything up.
I also have a Kromski rigid heddle that I started out with and still use when the floor loom is busy.
@kyle This is nice! Looks like you unwove the previous one, that’s never fun!
@JoanESheldon Thanks! Yes I ended up unweaving it at least *twice* because the first iteration of the new pattern had tan inside the purple block and I switched it to white.
But that's the risk when you are making a pattern up on the fly. Now there is no more improvisation to do, all the patterns are decided, so the rest should go quickly.