All those lovely horizontals and verticals, a virtual plaid, seen yesterday from my kitchen window, are now gone. At least the icicles are gone. The snow is still around in dirty patches, but all the roads are clear, and I'm not taking my life in my hands traversing my driveway. Normal life resumes.
In the studio...I've finished with the current batch of double twill samples, and there is plenty of warp left. I thought it would be fun to weave a couple of placemats using some of the 36 weaves in various combinations of large and small blocks. This is an 8-shaft loom, but because the light-dark warp sequences are shifted mid-section, I'm able to get the appearance of extra blocks even though the weave structures stay the same across the entire web.
Here it is up close:
Back to work. I have something interesting to tell you about the color green, but that will have to wait until tomorrow.