Monday, May 6, 2013

Purple Beam Is Wound

Last week I posted photos of the yarn being plied onto cones for the lilac color palette. Well, many long days later it's on the loom. Just a few days of tying knots and I'll be ready to start weaving it. I think I can have two ruanas for Art In Bloom this coming weekend if I burn the midnight oil every night until then.

Photos tend to accentuate the contrast between the threads. Yeah, this is the most consistently "contrasty" beam I've wound with the widest variety of colors, but it's still not as shocking as it looks in the photos. It reads like a complex but smooth transition from almost black to almost white through hundreds of shades of purple. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

On to the knots!


Alice said...

That is one mind-boggling warp! Beautiful.

Blossom Merz said...

Thanks, Alice! I can only take half the credit. The muse has outdone herself with this one. I hope that customers like it!