Season 2, Episode 5 – More on Fibonacci & the Parrot Sample

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  • #110264

    Ginette
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    Hi pkloost,

    You’re right, throw 2 picks of heavier yarn and just continue on weaving your next tea towel. In Season 1, Episode 10, video 10.8 – Bonus hemming, at the beginning, Jane actually demonstrates this on the blackboard if you’d like to have a quick view of this video.

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    pkloost
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    Between each towel, do you just throw a few pics of contrast or bulky yarn, then continue weaving next towel, or do you hemstitch each one and leave space before starting the next one? Also, if you advance the warp and leave space, how much space,  and what do you do at the end of the space before starting the next towel? I hope this makes sense!

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    Jacqueline
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    Hi Sandra, I share your colour preferences to be more subtle and jewel toned…the quieter cousins. 😊 So much so that I opted not to complete the Parrot samples, even though there is so much to learn here. I really struggle with wearing and especially combining bright colours.

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    Sandra
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    • Weaving wonder

    Looks like you had fun, David!  Thanks for sharing your photos 👏

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    David
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    Here are my Parrot samples – 8 towels from my warp. I swapped out two warp colours for colours in my stash, so my sequence is: Apricot, Turmeric, Hot Pink, Raspberry, Peacock.

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    Towel 1 – Woven square and then reversed the sequence.

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    Towel 2 – Division of space into 3, DDLL in the centre section (I have a thing for this sequence as you’ll see)

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    Towel 3 & 4 – I loved this one so much I made two the same same. Same as Towel 1, except with darker weft colours. Two of the weft colours were Olive and Chocolate. I loved these combinations so much I used them repeatedly throughout the rest of the warp.

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    Towel 5 – DDLL using Olive and Chocolate weft.

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    Towel 6 – Layout is same same as Towel 2, except with Olive and Chocolate weft (same same as Towel 5)

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    Towel 7 – Play time! I wove DDLL sequence with whatever I had left on my bobbins. I love the result.

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    Towel 8 – The end of the warp approaches! Same same as Towel 7. I used some low contrast stripes in the last section of the towel with a view to the low contrast project coming up.

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    Thanks for looking!

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    Ellen Black
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    Love your shawl.  Did you use silk for thw weft?

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    Karen
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    Elizabeth
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    I’ve used about half the parrot warp with 8/2 cotton weft, and I’m ready to try something different by using up different wefts in my stash. I have 5/1 silk singles, 8/2 bamboo, and some mystery handspun wool singles (works out to ~12/13 epi when I wrapped it around a ruler.) If I open up the sett to 16 for the bamboo and then 12 for the wool, do you think will I get stable, drapey fabric for scarves? I have lots of the wool and bamboo for experimenting, but not a lot of the silk. Thanks 🙂

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    Sandra
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    Getting there!  Love the shawl I wove out of this sample even though the bright colours are not my “go to” choices.  I’m a muted, jewel tone person myself so the challenge for me was to try to feel comfortable with the brighter “cousins” 😉

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    Ed Chapman
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    Sylvia that is beautiful. Your fringes are perfect too.

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    Ellen Black
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    That is amazing dying your own cotton for your project.  Looks fantastic!

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    Ellen Black
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    Beautiful ! This project tookbme way out of my comfort zone with color and loved it.

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    bobbietweddle
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    • Weaving wonder

    Wonderful!!!

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    Geraldine
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    • Weaving wonder

    <span style=”-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Better late than never. Lol in my defence I did dye my own yarn.</span>

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    Barbara
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    • Weaving wonder

    Sorry Ginette. All thumbs to the iPad!

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