Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Damask.....Can I Do This?!

I just love a friend of mine's selection in scarves. She always has these intricately woven damask patterns in fine threads. They look so elegant! Paisleys, damask patterns, flowers, and wonderful rich earth tone colors. I'm pretty sure that I would need to use a draw loom to obtain the patterns in her scarves but, then again..........would I? I mean.....I do have 32 shafts that I can 'play' with. I'm sure I can figure something out. I really enjoy taking images and weaving them into the fabric.......couldn't I do something similar with satin as opposed to twill? Hmmmmmmm. I could possibly get softer lines? Hmmmmmmmm again. Well, it's worth a try, I guess.

Here I am in hour #2 playing with a damask pattern that I think I like. I uploaded it into Fiberworks and I'm now getting the image on the number of shafts so that I can tweak the draw down and tie up.
I did something similar for the star scarves, Polka Dot Scarves, Pine cone Towels, and Gingerbread Towels. I'm just hoping my mind is thinking right that I can use this 'half' profile in a straight draw for satin. I guess we'll see:)
In other news......something I forgot to write about. The cord that my treadle attaches to on the Megado broke. :( I had ordered a new one but, had to wait until this week. So..........I will be able to warp the Megado once again and see how my 'playing' really turns out. :)

3 comments:

Renee said...

I can't think of a better way to learn than playing around like you are doing! Yes you can! -Renee

skiingweaver said...

Most cool! Can't wait to see how it turns out! :)

Lynnette said...

What a lovely design Shannon. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I'm definately suffering shaft envy right now!