Thursday, June 21, 2012

Midsummer Michigan

This morning the Hollyhocks are the standout performers:
The day lilies have flowers that are shoulder height on me, but those long stalks bob in even the slightest no photo's.

On the loom, I've played with the tie-up and treadling on the diversified plain weave.  This is as good as it's going to get:

Here's what it looks like from a distance:

It's a wonky looking fabric, but I guess the fabric can be used to make a small bag for spindles or sock knitting.  I was hoping to get a fabric that looked more like Japanese Sashiko embroidery.

I've also been playing around with weaving software to convert drafts into tied weaves.  Here's one:

And here's another:
 And here's the first draft converted to double two-tie:

 Yep, that one's an eyeball buster.
I do have another warp planned, but it's not any of these.  Not sure if I'll weave any of these, but it's fun to play with....kind of like weaver's sudoku.


  1. Oh my, that is an ye buster, but how pretty it might be in a white/cream combo? I think your bag idea is a good one. The fabric doesn't look wonky in the photos BTW, looks quite pretty.
    LOVELY hollyhocks! I've often wondered if they are deer resistent. Do you know?
    Wait for it, you may be having summer in Michigan, but they are mentioning snow in our forecast for elevations not too much higher than we are. Good grief, one day I'm in sleeveless tops, the next looking for a turtleneck and sweatshirt.

  2. Gorgeous Hollyhocks!

    and Gorgeous Weaving!

  3. Anonymous11:14 PM

    Val, I'm SO glad you're weaving again! That must mean the house renovation/redecorating is complete? and you are healed?

    Actually, I do love the fabric that you think is "wonky." It would make a *very* nice vest!



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