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

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  • #44972

    Ginette
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    Carrie, they are wonderful!

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    Carrie
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    Finally finished this set.  I did my sample according to the instructions.  I rethreaded to 15 epi and did 5 towels in boucle.  I did one towel with cleft weaving for the blue and pink at the bottom, which made a really soft, absorbent looking fabric.  I did my final one with some dk acrylic baby yarn, just for fun.

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    Ellen Black
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    Those are wonderful !

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    Maureen Janda
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    Here are my Parrot samples, just in time to warp for the plaid lesson. Parrot was so fun, and though the colors weren’t what I would have picked on my own – I would have chosen safe blues and greens – I loved working with those clear vibrant colors. Thanks, Jane!

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    LindaIhle
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    I’ve just started this project and also playing with my new Spring loom! I threaded an 8 shaft point twill and will be playing with tie-ups and treadling along with the recommended weft suggestions. Here’s a picture of my first sample. It’s not hemmed yet but I hope to be able to hem it so that I have a nice border on each end. I also increased the size of the warp to 24″ in the reed by adding 20 threads to each stripe.

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    #44249

    Sandra
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    Look forward to seeing what flies off your loom, Ellen!

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    Ellen Black
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    I am just getting started.  Using colors close to the suggested ones.  It is 8/4 from my stash.

     

    Also today I rec my box from Jane with kits for the next two projects. 😃

     

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    Annette Beasley
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    Thanks Sandra!

     

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    Sandra
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    They are beautiful, Annette!  Thanks for explaining how you got that “look” in the last one of your series.

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    Annette Beasley
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    So here’s my Parrot sample – hot colours aren’t usually my thing but I managed to get through it.  I think the most interesting one was sett at 16 and woven with 8/2 colour and 16/2 natural using the double bobbin shuttle, the way the yarns of different weight shift around each other created the visual illusion of movement in the cloth.

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    Ellen Black
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    Turned out wonderful.   I am learning so much here.

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    Ellen Black
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    Great technique, and yours turned out great !

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    Martha
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    Color gamp finished!  I love the process.  What a great learning tool.432DAC68-B469-4C1F-9183-215992F32B3F

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    Sandra
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    Hi Bobbie – Jane has her silk dyed for her on Salt Spring Island by a wonderful small batch dyer.  It would be impossible to “match” the colours of cotton to the silk for several reasons.  Silk and cotton react differently to light and the sheen of the silk and differently again depending on whether you are using Bombyx or Tussah silk.  Sorry, to not come up with an easy quick answer for you.  Salt Spring Sky is a light grey, Birch is a light warm brown (I’m looking at a skein of Tussah from my stash – the Bombyx would be shinier), Adobe has a bit more red in the brown.  None of the colours would “match” simply because dyeing isn’t a totally exact science and we know from always trying to make sure that our knitting yarn, weaving yarn is from the same batch.  The colours we use are done by different dyers on different yarns.

    What’s your idea with matching the yarns?

    PS:  B.B. Blue is a beautiful blue silk – I have the remnants of a skein in Tussah sitting in front of me 😉

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    bobbietweddle
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    I am so excited to try the clasped weaving technique, with the cotton and silk.  I want to order the yarn, but am having difficulty matching the cotton to the silk.  I have all of your color cards, but the silk is printed and it is hard to know what the color is exactly.

    Can you tell me what color of cotton matches the silk adobe, Birch and Salt spring sky?

    It would be wonderful the have a navy silk?

    Bobbie

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