Linen Weft Colors Tell the Story

Two-block broken twill is a soothing pattern to weave because of its regular rhythm. Even though this is eight shafts, it is not complicated. Simple is good.

Four colors of weft are arranged in a repeated order. Warp is 22/2 cottolin. Weft is 8/1 tow linen. This is the second of twelve placemats on this warp on the Glimåkra Julia.

Instead of assigning a different solid color to each placemat, I am using all four weft colors in each one. The colors are arranged in an order that gives the appearance of gradated color. 8/1 tow linen: blue, then green, then teal, then black; repeat, repeat, repeat. There is no set number of picks for each color. Instead, I am changing from one color to the next in an irregular fashion, letting each color softly flow into the next. Regular two-block pattern; irregular color changes.

Keep it simple. The Lord’s pattern for our lives is not complicated. The Lord goes before us. As we follow him, all those irregular changes that happen in our lives turn into a lovely display of softly flowing gradated color. We can rest in that. From this color to the next…

May you find a soothing rhythm to life.

Keep weaving,

10 thoughts on “Linen Weft Colors Tell the Story

    1. Hi Lynette, I’m not able to look it up right now, but this is a draft from “Simple Weaves” that I have modified for the placemats I have in mind. I’m glad you like it.

  1. Thanks Karen, I too enjoy weaving this as it is so easy to treadle and fun to play with colors. They will look so nice on your table. Joanne

  2. Thanks Karen. You always have a great eye for colour combinations. I like your idea of randomly changing your weft colours, it has a painted warp look to it.

    1. Hi Maureen, I’m pleased that you like the color combinations that I use. I think you’re right – this does have a painted warp effect. I’m glad you pointed that out.

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