In January I traveled to the San Diego TNNA (The National Needle Arts) Trade Show where I hoped to find inspiration for new designs. I wasn't disappointed!
After leaving San Diego, we headed out to the Arizona desert in our motorhome. Under the big blue sky with desert creosote and palo verde bushes in the distance, I set up my temporary desert studio.
|Winding the skein into a ball.|
|Setting up my Cricket Loom|
|And here it is in the white section.|
When I got bored with this stripy pattern, I pulled out Jane Patrick's The Weaver's Idea Book, for inspiration. I chose a pick-up pattern with warp floats in groups of three from Page 97.
And then I couldn't help myself. I went a little loopy! I picked up these long loops with the width of my pick-up stick. You'll find the description of how to pick up loops on Page 44 of Jane's book.
|Long loops at the top and warp floats in groups of three.|
And here's where it got really interesting. . .
|Plain weave at the top where the warp color moves from black to gray to white. |
Center is warp floats in groups of three in a white section of warp.
|Here is what it looks like through the jagged area where the warp color moves from black to gray to white.|