Friday, October 23, 2009

Turned Taquete on 8 Shafts

I wish I could remember or find the original source of this turned taquete draft so that I could give credit where credit is due. I had it tucked away in my weaving files and had been looking at it for a while thinking that it might be something fun to try. Also in the back of my mind has been using up small amounts of 8/2 and 10/2 cottons and this draft really fills the ticket in that respect.

What a joy it was to watch the complex squares change and morph into four towels and a couple of smaller pieces of yardage.

The real secret to the color symphony, seems to be value. I look at all the colors I want to use in my warp through a quilting tool called a ruby beholder and then combined two colors that were close in value for every stripe.

The next time you are looking to use up some of those pesky cones with not much yarn on them, try this draft. I have plans for a series of wool shawls using the same draft and have all the cones stacked out and ready to wind the warp. I do hope they will be as successful as the towels are.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous weaving! Followed thru from the great photo on flickr.