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Color and Weave Gamp

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Color and Weave Gamp
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Finished
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Loom
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4
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24.00 Ends/cm
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This is a gamp I designed for my Guild.

I put a lot of information about Color and Weave on a website for this study group the link is:

https://sites.google.com/site/wssaguildp...

A little on Color and Weave Effect:
I found two definitions on-line and they are:

"A Textile Terminology" by Dorothy K. Burnham--
Colour and weave effect - The form or pattern produced by a weave in combination with the order in which two or more colours are used for warp and weft.

"Handweaving and Cloth Design" by Marianne Straub--
"When weaving with contrasting colours, the relationship between the weave construction and the warping and picking plan forms the basis from which many strongly patterned cloths can be designed."

Or as one of my Guild-mates  put it: This is a very neat warp - 2 colors, 2 shafts and well over a hundred different patterns! Now how cool is that - and all done with smoke and mirrors - no, no, no - just that magic of the relationship between the threading and the treadling which makes weaving so marvelously interesting!

Many weaving patterns are the result of the way weave structure interacts with value or color changes in the warp and weft threads. The simplest effect is “salt and pepper”- an interlacement of a light warp and dark weft or the reverse. One of the best known effects is “log cabin”. This structure can be woven on only 2 shafts such as a rigid heddle loom. What I find so appealing about this is the visual interest you can create with a very simple loom, and with very few shafts, simply by changing colors.

When I put this together I chose an off-black and an off-white so as to make it only the pattern changes that matter without the interaction of color as well. I set it up in a very simple mathematical way-- first all white, then one white, one black, next one white, two black and so forth.

If you have weaving software and want to play a little with this, I uploaded a wif of the gamp to Weavolution, you can download it from there if you want:   http://www.weavolution.com/node/6063

There's a scan of the whole gamp here in the pictures..

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Greate to see this project.

Greate to see this project. I'm on to makining a gamp for my guild as a teacher in the fall. As your guild said: a very neat warp - 2 colors, 2 shafts and well over a hundred different patterns! I'm not so aquainted with the word gamp. It is a sort of study? I also plan for a colour gamp, since color is an important issue when weaving. Greate =D

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Yes a gamp is where you set a

Yes a gamp is where you set a series of weaving parameters (threading, color being the two most common) and then repeat it in the treadling direction to see how they affect each other.

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Thanks. Just as I've made it

Thanks. Just as I've made it then. Got it right. Threading and treading makes wonderful lot of opportunities.

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Colorand weave effect gamp

What a gorgeous photo! You have made this cloth look like cloth, that is you have almost captured its hand in a picture which isn't easy.

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Color & Weave Gamp

Thanks so much for posting this gamp! Our guild study group is about to start on color & weave, this is a great option for the 4 shaft folks!

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