Saturday, January 3, 2009

Warping with a Paddle

Last night I counted out 308 ends for the Organic Leaves scarves with a paddle. Boy! I think from now on I'll count everything with a paddle!!! I loved it. I've had the paddle for a couple of years filed away in the closet.....I guess I've never really thought that I would need it until now. I couldn't bear the thought of having to tie new knots every end. Once I started and got the hang of it, I was kind of upset when I was done....it was a lot of fun:) I ended up using gold and copper for the warp and am planning on four scarves: Summer, Spring, Fall, and Winter.
Here are some of my initial choices.
Each of the scarves will have a different treadling for the weft. I used three leaf outlines and each season will get a different leaf except for fall which will get all three in the treadling.
The copper and gold are on the far right. Spring will be the light green, summer will be the darker green, fall will be the reddish brown, and I am undecided on Winter but, have selected three that I could work with to the far left.
Here are some of the ends counted out. Very golden honey:)
If anyone has any suggestions for which one for Winter, I'm all ears;)

6 comments:

Susan said...

Why not use black or a dark charcoal grey for the winter weft? It would really make the copper/ honey colours pop !

I have a paddle too but have yet to try it out. You may have just given me the shove I needed!

:) Susan

Alpaca Granny said...

I love the silver, gold, and maybe white or gray for winter.

I so admire your weaving. I have a nice 4 harness, but have only warped it up once and produced a lovely alpaca pillow. I would probably pay someone to warp for me.

Maple

callybooker said...

No suggestions, just drooling over those lovely colours! Actually, scrap that, I do have a suggestion, what about a deep red or a holly green for winter? (I'm still feeling just a little bit Christmassy)

bspinner said...

Lovely colors!!! I like white (snow) gray (gray sky) for winter.

skiingweaver said...

Gorgeous colors! Can't wait to see the scarves. :) I've never used a paddle, you're making me think I should give it a try!

Jane said...

Oh shoot -- I was thinking a pale, icy blue, silver metalic, and white -- until I read that Cals said Holly colors (which I love!).

Our home has a leaf theme that runs through it, from our doorbell, which is a pewter leaf, our artwork, etc. We love the change of the seasons and leaves really are the harbingers.

Your color choices are just striking and I'm just so anxious to see them all put together.

I've never used a paddle before, and would love it if you'd post a tutorial. :)

Weave like an Egyptian,
Jane