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.

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.

One more echo, please

One more echo, please

This year, I have been quite intrigued with parallel warps or echos. I started out with two echos in Turned Taquete using two or four colors. Then, I expanded my skill set with the Corris effect, using three echos with three or six colors. A natural next step is to explore four echos — and this is exactly what I have been up to.

Monochrome Corris

Monochrome Corris

The Corris effect is a great way to achieve a beautiful interplay of colors. Since I love color, I was naturally drawn towards making multiple-colored designs when I first started playing around with the Corris effect. I combined three bright colors in the warp with a background color as weft. After some time, I wondered whether the Corris effect could also be used with a more monochromatic warp. It turns out that Corris gives equally interesting results when toning the warp color contrast way down.