Gold medal fabric

Gold medal fabric

Thank goodness the project is nearing the end because my “gold” titles are wearing thin, I’m sure! Let’s get to it, shall we?

Delicious dark colors!

Delicious dark colors!

You can see the accent yarn again!

You can see the accent yarn again!

I’m incorporating lots of dense, dark colors at this stage which really makes the yellows pop! And I do love a good popping yellow! Don’t you?

The tunnel of yarn

The tunnel of yarn

When I give weaving demonstrations, I talk about how some yarns need to go up and some yarns need to stay down – creating a tunnel. Thus, the “tunnel of yarn” is born! And who doesn’t want to go through a tunnel of yarn? Be honest now…

So dramatic!

So dramatic!

Nice checkerboard effect!

Nice checkerboard effect!

My tendency is to explore a palette of colors from dark to light, and vice versa. So, I thought I would stretch myself a bit and think beyond my usual go-to. What if I used complimentary colors in the shuttle? Which brings me to my crazy idea of adding purple! (All the purple fans are saying, “You should ALWAYS add purple!”. You know who you are…)

I threw in a little dark purple - just 'cause!

I threw in a little dark purple – just ’cause!

Bird's eye view

Bird’s eye view

By slowly swapping dark browns for dark purples, it gives the fabric a great richness. I love the play between the golds and the magentas! Makes me so happy!

Adding more purples!

Adding more purples!

Movin' right along!

Movin’ right along!

Didn’t quite knock it out today. But, the back of the loom is feeling lighter! So, I’ll aim for next time! Have a good one and there will be more weaving soon…

Run 13 Weaving 46

By |2014-07-17T16:07:10+00:00July 17th, 2014|Art, Weaving, Weaving Fabric|0 Comments

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Chris Acton is the President, Chief Weaver, and Jack-of-all-Trades for Acton Creative, based in NW Indiana. When she isn't weaving away, you can find her absorbed in a book while slurping gallons of hot tea.

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  1. Sonja Milojevic July 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Nice clean geometric look! Beautifully done!

    • Chris July 24, 2014 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Wow! Thank you, Sonja! I always look forward to your comments! chris

  2. Laura Walters August 11, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I, on the other hand, am totally a yellow fan and think that every project should include a bit of it. Honey. Gold. Canary. Butter. Cream. Any. All.

    • Chris August 14, 2014 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Hey Laura! I don’t mind yellow at all! But I have to say, I’ve never met someone who really LOVES yellow! So, thank you for the colorful comment! It’s nice to meet the yellow fans in the crowd! I’ll now think of you whenever I incorporate a little yellow into a project! chris

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