Thursday, 30 August 2012
I have selected a few of the ends from the ATW which show how they blend colours and yarns. Most of them are a combination of both wool and cotton. The 2 mauve blends on the left are from the Alice Bayke tapestry. The next picture of one of them has 4 wool strands and 10 threads of stranded cotton, 6 white and 4 mauve; I think it was used in the lace part of her dress. I don't use as many threads when I blend. For my large tapestry I am using 5 strands in my weft, mostly 4 strands of wool and 2 of cotton; I find the cotton lightens the effect.
Most of the wool I used for Tim's Tapestry was ends; saved myself both money and time as I already had the bag of ends and who am I to argue with experts in blending colours.