Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Process: Scotweave Sampling

It took me a little while to wrap my head around this program, but now that I have it's certainly saving me a lot of time. I can throw idea out on the screen so quickly, and play about with bracketing and weft variations with the greatest of ease and not spend all that time at the pegging table cursing and weeping as I hammer out peg-plans for the Dobby.

This is especially important methinx as I am attempting to combine colour and weave effects together into double weave. I am trying to go for either dots or stripes but am kinda playing with wavy patterns as well. If I use plain weave for the different faces then I can have 4 different interchanging blacks but not so much variation in shade, but if I use 4-shaft twills I can only get two interchanging blocks but get a lot more variation in shades to play with. It's a trade off really

Here's some of what I've come up with so far, all on the same warp of 1 pink, 1 blue

Straightway I'm noticing that the last two (which I did today) are different from the rest (which I did yesterday on a different computer). I'm guessing that's something to do with the settings of the image export dialog box or the preferences in the setup program on this computer. At the end of the day when I print them out though it makes no odds because All these yarns are associated with carefully selected printer colour codes so I know exactly what I'm getting when I print. And to be fair it's close to what I've got in the last two there

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