Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Brick in the Wall

Or that's how it started, anyway. A few days ago while I was out walking, my attention was attracted to a brick wall with a nice herringbone pattern in it.
Since as far back as I can remember, I have noticed patterns in things. Many of them find their way into my weaving. So, I thought that I could weave a herringbone brick pattern.
I chose yarns in a brick red color and a gray mortar color with a black for borders. (Black borders always seems like a good idea).
Many times with the pick-up patterns, I try one thing and then another thing just seems to emerge. When that happens, I don't fight it to make it fit the original idea; if the result is pleasing, I just go with it.
So, here the pattern doesn't look much like bricks, but I like it a lot. Still it was inspired by a brick wall. As I list my guitar straps for sale in my Etsy shop, I thought it would be fun to name them after songs, or song lyrics.
Anyone got one for blue jeans and tie-dye t-shirts? I'll show you that one in another post.


  1. It looks great!!! You took the inspiration and did wonderful things with it!!


  2. Really love this pattern and the song title to with it! Thinking about blue jeans and tie die.....