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January Calendar Sample

March 7, 2010

Catching up the calendar samples  with January.

This sample is adapted by Gillian Mouat from a Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns, Page 77- #301 by Ardis Dobrovolny

Warp and Weft 16/2 mercerized cotton, alternating blue and silver

Sett 36 eip, 12 dent reed, 3 per dent

Picks per inch 26 tensioned

There are still visible reed marks left after a light wet finish on my sample,  so I will wet finish again by soaking for awhile to allow the threads to relax more – that is the idea anyway.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2010 11:35 am

    That is absolutely gorgeous!


  2. March 7, 2010 11:42 am

    Oh, I’m going to have to look that one up. Beautiful sample. The minute I saw the woven sample I could see it in shades of green. It reminds me so much of seaweed.


  3. March 7, 2010 1:05 pm

    This is so lovely, I’d really like to try this some day!


  4. March 8, 2010 5:55 am

    That is beautifully January – it really does look like shadows in the snow.


  5. March 8, 2010 6:08 pm

    It boggles my mind how some weavers look sculpted like this. I’m sure one day I will understand, but for now it looks like magic. Lovely~


  6. April 1, 2010 5:05 pm

    That’s shadow weave, right??


    I’m having reed mark issues that look so bad on the loom that I’m wondering if I have some kind of threading error or something. I’ll have to blog it and get advice from the wise women in the blogosphere!



  7. Evelyn Oldroyd permalink
    April 1, 2010 8:37 pm

    Yes Sue, it is a shadow weave. I think the softer spun yarns move around more easily in a wet finishing. That is why I will see what a lengthy soak will do for this fine mercerized cotton. I will also agitate it more to help the thread move into place.


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