Sunday, December 26, 2021

An Invitation to Play With Color


This summer we bought a weaving from our friend, Emily Trujillo, at the Traditional Spanish Market in Santa Fe. She and her mom, Lisa, shared a booth this year. Both of her parents are weavers and she has joined them, becoming the 8th generation weaver in her family. They have a fantastic weaving shop in the village of Chimayo, north of Santa Fe. Recently, they have been doing a bang-up job of selling my straps. They represent quite a few weavers in the shop besides family members and I'm honored to be among them! The area has a rich weaving tradition which you can read about here on their website. You can also find out more about Emily here

The weaving which my husband and I chose is unique and modern in design.  It has such a nice pop of colors right in the center! Recently, I decided that I'd like to weave a strap drawing on this piece for inspiration. How can I use the colors and asymmetry? Hmmm...  I'm still pondering. 

Here are a few of my attempts. There are 77 warps in each of the patterns below. Click to enlarge them if you want to see more detail. I haven't settled on one yet. The first two are plain weave, but the third one has some pickup pairs. 

What would you do? Can you imagine a strap design from this? I thought I'd invite you to give it a try just for fun. If you like, save your pattern and post a link to it in the comments section below. 

Here's the link to the Pattern Editor. 

By entering the code: KO1 in the box where it says "Load from a short code", you will be able to start with all of the colors which I used and the same number of threads. 

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