In an attempt to break myself of my recent addiction to knitting nothing but a succession of quick and simple stockingette socks, I decided to start a new weaving project. It's a set of dish towels in a weaving style called Summer & Winter. The name is reflective of the light and dark contrasts in the cloth - one side of the towel will have a light pattern on a darker background, and the other side of the towel will have the reverse of the same pattern, this time in dark on a light background.
I did a bit of sampling before I started, since there are a few treadling variations in Summer & Winter. I elected to use one of the variations on a so-called X-treadling. The little Xs aren't totally apparent in this design, at the moment, but having done a couple of repeats of this pattern, I'm thinking that maybe I'll do a different treadling for each of the four towels. Once I do another towel in a different treadling, it may be easier to see the differences that different treadlings make in the cloth. Or maybe not.
Sweet ‘n Low at Bedford Gallery
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