Sunday, February 26, 2012

Novelty Weaves

I have been discussing novelty yarns and weaves in my Apparel and Textiles class at Montana State University. This example is from my Dargate Book c. 1830.
Note the vertical stripes in the ground cloth. This is achieved by a slightly thicker warp thread on the left hand and right hand edge of each stripe...plus more closely spaced threads within the stripe.

The pink weave at the bottom of the scan used slightly thicker weft threads.



This is a reproduction I did...the background was printed to give the appearance of a woven plaid ground.

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