One design, lots of echoes

One design, lots of echoes

My weaving life has been revolving around echoes for months now. With any chosen combination of 8 colors in mind, one could go with either the echo-4 or echo-8 technique to make a wonderful project. I decided to do a fun experiment to compare cloths yielded by these techniques.

A curious color combination

A curious color combination

Working with 8 warp colors in echo-4 and echo-8 designs gives room for ample color combination experiments. After I tried out a bright colored rainbow, I wondered what result a combination of light, bright and dark colors would bring. The color combination I came up with looked rather curious as a mere warp, but turned out to be a wonderful palette once intersected with weft threads.

Corris on a network

Corris on a network

My recent discovery of the joy of network treadling made me look at Corris designs in a new light. Up until now, I wove the Corris effect by inserting a tabby in the design line. Although this gives lovely results, obtaining a treadling sequence with the same number of threads as the threading sequence can be challenging. Network treadling is another way to transform a design line into a treadling sequence — no tabby required. This makes it a lot easier to align the threading and treadling sequence. So, I decided to put Corris on a network.

An efficient experiment with echo

An efficient experiment with echo

After having woven my first shawl with 4 echoes, I find myself completely submerged in the echoes techniques set forth by Marian Stubenitsky in her book ‘Weaving with Echo and Iris’. I have so many things I would like to try out, that I can easily keep myself busy for months. So, I decided to be efficient and combine several experiments into one project. I wove my first shawl with 8 echoes — and experimented with color combinations and sett along the way.