Working on warp stripe
I have some 8/2 unmercerized cotton that I hand dyed I want to put on the loom in a stripe pattern. My inspiration for the colors was the frescos of Pompeii
Saturated color with an old timeless quality to them. I choose 7 different colors to dye on several kinds of cotton yarn:
Here you can see five colors , there is also a deep purple and a adobe color. I tried to dye these skeins unevenly to get a rich visual texture even in solid colored areas.
My grandson gave me a book, "Unwrapping the Textile Traditions of Madagascar"and it contains this inspiring Lamba:
An interesting striped handwoven warp-faced textile. it love the visual texture in the blue - looks hand -dyed too. It apears to be two panels sewn together down the center with the stipes being mirrored. I have isolated a little more than one repeat here
So two complex stripes separated by broad blue stripes with maybe 1 or 2 red threads in the center. I attempted to translate this stripe patteren into my dyed cotton colors;
I only used 5 of the seven colors, the grey lavender and dark purple could be added.
I think the stripe pattern is pretty lively, what do you think?