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Spot (Bronson) Does Tricks

Eileen Hallman's picture
Spot (Bronson) Does Tricks
Project
Project Status: 
Finishing
Project Date: 
Mon, 09/12/2011 - Thu, 09/22/2011
Yarn
Yarn: EZ Dye Cotton Heather
Color: natural
Type: warp
Yarn: Organic cotton
Color: natural
Type: warp
Yarn: EZ Dye Cotton Heather
Color: natural
Type: weft
Yarn: Organic cotton
Color: natural
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Leclerc
Number of Shafts: 
6
Number of Treadles: 
5
Sett: 
24.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
7.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
18.00 in
Finished Length: 
6.00 yd
Finished Width: 
15.50 in
Notes: 

I dyed this after I wove it. The warp is alternating natural & EZ Dye cotton. I dyed the ends of the warp in pokeberry juice to make sure I had the threading order correct, since it is very hard to distinguish it from the natural. The EZ Dye holds the pokeberry, but it washes right out of the natural.I pasted a note on my loom that said "even = color" in case I broke a thread or left off for a week and couldn't remember which was where. I tied a colored string around the pirn that held the EZ Dye yarn. My suggestion if you want to try this color play on spot bronson with the EZ Dye cotton is to alternate with black instead of natural, or with bleached white so the color difference is distinct.

For the finished pieces, I dyed the cloth in marigolds from my front yard. The marigold tinted the natural yarn a very pale yellow.

I did the sampler shown in the draft images in direct dyes. Note the direct dyes tint the natural cotton a light color while they dye the EZ Dye a dark color.

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expanding the draft

Changing the tie-downs to allow swapping pattern and tie-down wholesale for color effect is a great idea!  Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Autio

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Was this with the new-to-you

Was this with the new-to-you weavebird? How do you like it?

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Thanks. I was feeling pretty

Thanks. I was feeling pretty proud of myself. Actually, I was trying to come up with something simple and was having the hardest time making a decision on whether I wanted the warp pattern floats white or in color. I learned a lot with this "simple" weave structure.

Have fun with it--try it in thick/thin, matt/shiny, etc.

Eileen

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No weavebird yet.

Not yet. Wove this on an 8 shaft Leclerc that I got at auction for $200.

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