Welcome Guest. Login/Register.
0 weavers online | help

Shadow weave by backstrap

bolivian warmi's picture
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
Backstrap Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
Notes: 

This was an experiment on my backstrap loom so I only wound a one-yard warp. I have been wanting to weave a shadow weave piece for ages and try out the bamboo reed that I bought at Comvergence last year. Seeing Dawn McCarthy's fabulous shadow weave pieces recently gave the motivation to get going. I used one of her color combinations and a free four-shaft draft that I found online.

My bamboo reed is gorgeous and is  23epi. I put the ends for the shafts in each treadle into string heddles. So, the first set of string heddles held all the threads from shafts 2 and 4 and so on. I used three sets of string heddles and a shed rod for the warps controlled by the fourth treadle. The warps fit so snugly through the reed that they suspended it and kept it nicely centered on the loom. Weaving was really quite comfortable.

Before and after wet finishing. I have no idea what I will do with this little piece but I am ridiculously happy with this first attempt and with my wonderful reed from a weaver in one of the Chinese monorities!

 

 

5
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
Dawn McCarthy's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/09/2009
Shadow Weave

VERY NICE work!!!!!!! I am impressed, this came out very nice and the equipment you are using is wonderful!

up
0 users have voted.
ruthmacgregor's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/14/2010
Gorgeous, Laverne!  You and

Gorgeous, Laverne!  You and Dawn are making my thoughts turn to shadow weave....  This stuff is just amazingly beautiful.

Ruth

up
0 users have voted.
Claudia Segal's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/13/2009
well done! It looks really

well done! It looks really nice and the color combination looks different in your design than in Dawn's. Will we see shadow weave placemats and napkins next?
Congrats,
Claudia

up
0 users have voted.
Thumper70's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/10/2009
wow! very cool. Here's

wow!

very cool.

Here's something i've wanted to ask you for a while - do you think that there is a significant difference in the amount of time it take you to weave a project (like this one) on a back-strap vs. say a floor or table loom?

Not that "time" is necessarily the point of weaving - but I see the many inspired (and inspiring) projects you tackle and sometimes wonder if there is a real difference.

up
0 users have voted.