In my book, The Art of band Weaving, I described a way of designing colour stripes for bands.
Using a colour strip from the photograph.
I enjoy experimenting with colour. I thought that I would use my own method to design a stripe pattern for a woven band from this picture.
|View across Framwellgate Bridge near my home.|
I isolated a strip from the photograph. This can be done at any angle. The resulting colour strip I took is here.
|colour strip from photograph|
|The range of cottons to match the colours in the strip.|
1. Here is my first attempt to combine these colours into a band design
There are 61 warp ends using 16/2 cotton.
Here is the woven band. This is the first design.
2. I decided to vary the design by omitting one of the yellow stripes in the centre. I think that the second design is more dramatic. There are 56 warp ends in this band.
3. For the third design I removed the brown stripes and made the yellow stripe in the centre smaller. There are 54 warp ends in this band.
4. I thought that I would look at an asymmetrical design. Here is the drawdown with 37 warp ends.
Which design do you prefer?This was a very informative exercise. I love designing bands as I can play with colour and make combinations easily.
Happy Weaving. Enjoy exploring colour and designing your own bands.
Susan J Foulkes August 2017