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My 10 colour shawl is finished….
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Today was the last session. This workshop was hard work, but very rewarding.
The technique was developed and copywrited by my tutor Marian Stubenitsky.
It really is amazing …..
A challenge it was. Step by step the pattern showed.
It is hard to catch the iridescent effect by photo.
The weft colour is petrol.

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This shawl is the first result of my ‘iridescent colours’ workshop.
For this shawl I used four shafts, four colours.
The effect is the interaction of the colours and it varies with the angle you look at it.
This technique is developed and copywrited by Marian Stubenitsky


I needed 8 colours and had to put them in line  harmoniously. It took a lot of time.
I changed, and changed, but finally it looked good.

To be sure I made blends  of two colours.

Time to make the warp. I lined the colours the way I needed them.
The threads went over the table……..

…through the reed of my warping wheel to arrange them as parallel as possible…..
then to my warping mill. I used my warping  paddle for the second time.

432 threads………

Making the cross went fine.

Bundles of 10, easy counting…..

Tadah…..ready for the loom

Before washing my shawl, I have to make the fringes.
In every bundle I add one thread of the weft yarn.
A lot of work, but I still have a fortnight to finish. It’s enough time.

I have been very busy designing, winding  the warp and  dressing my loom.
The warp colours are: yellow, red, purple and green, 100 % mercerised cotton.

The weft is ‘lavender’, two threads together (40/2) 60 % cotton, 40 % wool

I am content with my treadling.
This is not a sample, but will end in a shawl. Still a fortnight before next class.

This morning I went to my workshop tutor Marian Stubenitsky.
She taught me how to use the warping paddle.
What a nice instrument. I needed 4 colours for my first ‘iridescent colours’ design. It went perfect.
To be honest there are a few mistakes, but I don’t mind. After all, it was the first time.