Monday August 15, 2011
Finished the pink pebble piece some time last week. Not happy with it at all. I still find 'pebble weave' fiddly and difficult to setup, and I haven't put alot of effort into a design motif because I dislike having to reach through to the bottom shed to do the lifts. This technique does give a double sided/reversible fabric, but I don't have much need of double fabric in the first place, and if I do I prefer double weave because of the solid background.
I decided to finish it out with just plain stripes, it is off center and off balance at both ends. It seems that when I don't enjoy something it doesn't turn out as well as I would like. Surprise, surprise...lol.
Notice how where I doubled the weft in the stripes, it changed the weave considerably, but not the width of the fabric.
I even got hour glassing on the pebble design...different weaves, different results in the same piece.
Here you can really see the hr. glassing. The piece is actually a consistent width all the way from end to end.