Saturday, 18 December 2010

"Red and Gold Scarf" in Deflected Doubleweave, by Judy Bool

In a 2007 copy of Handwoven (Issue 133), I found an interesting article and draft by Madelyn Van Der Hoogt on Deflected Doubleweave. I had been researching double weave and the striking black and white picture of a silk scarf had caught my eye.

The draft is for 8 shafts with 4 ends of colour A alternating with 4 ends of colour B. For my first project I chose two Mora yarns; one old red and the other old gold. Epi and ppi 20. I made my own selection from the treadling blocks. Because of the loose set, weaving progressed quite quickly. Mora yarn does not shrink when fulling so the finished article has a nice open hand.

On loom

Side A after fulling

Side B after fulling

Finished scarf

by Judy Bool


Dianne Dudfield said...

Very nice indeed.

Rose said...

Good photos Judy. Hope you get some good weaving time over the holidays.

Judy said...

Thank you for your comments, Dianne and Rose.
I've a couple more versions on the same draft & will post them over the next couple of weeks.

Chris Beech said...

Beautifully woven Judy. Fascinating technique - you've enthused me to re-visit the stack of mag.s featuring deflected dble weave I made some months ago. Of course, there's a world of difference between enthusiasm and action! Looking forward to next posts.