Same warp, different tweed

The commission I was working on in my last post is back from the mill after a shampoo and blow dry. As well as the blue/black herringbone, I tried a couple of other weft (horizontal ends of yarn) colours – purple and pink – on the same warp (vertical ends of yarn). Below is a picture of all three tweeds:

When I took those tweeds up to the mill to be washed, I bought some more of the pink I’d used and made a wee tweed of plain pink.  No pictures of it finished as it’s currently at the mill, but here’s one of it on the loom.

I was speaking to another weaver about how different tweeds can look if you change the warp and weft colours over and she’d recently woven an 8×8 herringbone of grey warp and black weft, so I decided to experiment and I’m currently weaving a 12×12 herringbone of black warp and grey weft.

Tying in the new beam meant I was tying black to pink and it’s quite striking as you can see in the picture below. I’m quite curious as to how a pink/black herringbone would look so it might be one I do in the future as a sample.

2 thoughts on “Same warp, different tweed”

  1. Hello Rebecca,
    I see you work on “ARTE GEO tv” and I love it!

    My name is Fanny, I live in Belgium, i make clothes for me and my familie,

    I want to buy tweeds for a coat, it’s possible by you?

    Thank you for you answer;

    sorry for my engels, I speak only French!, but I try!


    1. Hi Fanny, thank you for your comment and I’m glad you enjoyed the film! It’s certainly possible to buy some tweed! It’s probably best if you email me as I don’t have automatic international shipping in my shop!

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