A while ago, I combined two of my favorite things in a handwoven shawl -- stars and rainbows. I love weaving star-shaped motifs and using rainbow colors to do so adds to the enjoyment. The weather in June has been quite warm thus-far, so I have not worn the shawl much. Still, given that we are celebrating June as Pride Month this year, I thought it would be nice to share the shawl with you.
Since I started handcrafting, I have become increasingly aware of my color preferences. I gravitate towards pink in particular whenever I find myself in a yarn store. Recently, I decided to dye my own pink coat and matching yarn.
In a woven fabric, the colors of warp and weft intimately interact with each other. Some color combinations show a clear contrast when they are interwoven, other color combinations blend together. This week, my mother gifted one of my handwoven shawls to a friend. The palette of green, blue and turquoise tints made for a lovely lively blend of colors.
There is no denying that autumn is here, the days are getting shorter and colder. This changing season motivated me to weave a blanket using the full width of my loom.
Sometimes things just happen to come together. In late spring 2020, I combined three things to create a new project: the rainbow blanket.