Echo-8 in analogous colors

Echo-8 in analogous colors

Warps with multiple parallel lines have drawn me to using rainbow colors. It took a while for me to appreciate that dialing down the color volume gives equally interesting results. For one of my latest shawls, I stuck to a warp of blues and purples.

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.

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.