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Pine cones, Gingerbread Men, Maple Leaves, ?

I was asked if I can weave pine cones onto towels by a very influential woman of God in my life. Of course, I said "Yeah! Sure!". Knowing full well that with a little bit of research and effort, I would be able to weave just about any image out there with a 3/1 twill. Well, I think I have what I'm looking for. These are screen shots of the front and back of the image.


So....I was wondering.......what do you think? Does it look like a pine cone? I have the loom beamed, as of last night, in a point twill 1-32 and am planning on a natural cotton with a band on either side of the towel with a strip of pine cones. Since I put enough on the loom for four sets of two, I figured I would kill two birds with one stone and make my mother-in-law a set of gingerbread men towels for her kitchen. She's a little obsessed with gingerbread men....it's her kitchen theme that has spilled into the dinning room and living room:) Gotta love her!!!

That leaves (ha ha ha sounds like a pun) room for one more set or two. I thought a maple leaf would be fun and this is about how far I got with that image.

Do you think the pine cone looks like a pine cone? I'll be weaving samples, I hope, very soon. I just have to get the time to finish dressing the loom:)

Comments

Valerie said…
They look like pine cones to me.
Meara said…
I would say that is a very convincing pine cone. What software do you use?
GABY said…
absolutely!!! i'm new to weaving and i didn't know you can do that. how do you do that? can i do that with a 4 heddle? will you share draft? this is sooo cool.
Hilary said…
they do look like pinecones......are you using a computer program?
And how many harnesses?
Lynnette said…
Fantastic images, I particularly love the maple leaf being Canadian! As always Shannon, you rock!
bspinner said…
Great job!!!! Looks just like a pinecone to me too.
R.L. Delight said…
A bit late but another aye for the it does look like a pine cone! I haven't done a lot of woven motif images but to answer Magic Stix' question, a lot can be done with Rosepath on a four harness loom to get lovely motifs for towels. I am looking forward to seeing the progress you make on the towels Shannon! -Renee
Sharon said…
Being the dense one, is that double weave - or what is it really?
Anonymous said…
Shannon, Pine cones are great, I Love the GBmen! Send me an image of those when they are woven.
great work as always...

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