Monday, February 10, 2014

Foxy Goose Eye.

I have finished my first twill on a shaft loom. I decided to try the Goose Eye pattern. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. Today I started setting up the loom with an 8 shaft pattern, which curiously is really not any more of a challenge. This pattern reminds me a little of a fox.

The setting up of the loom is slightly more tedious and requires a little more concentration but it will actually be easier than the Goose Eye pattern to execute. It is an undulating twill pattern with a straight twill threading, so it is just a matter to repeating the shaft combinations in sequence, never having to reverse them. Reversing the pattern really confused me in the Goose Eye pattern, I think my brain only started getting used to the sequences towards the very end of the project.

If you are looking for patterns is a very good resource. That is where I found the undulating twill pattern which you can check out here if you wish. 

And if you are wanting to adopt a Fox you can do so through the Sydney Fox Rescue. Two weekends ago they were at the Newtown Markets where I got to meet this beautiful Red Fox. If I was staying here longer I would adopt one or at least volunteer to help look after them. If you are wondering why anyone would want to look after these beautiful creatures in Australia, then go and check out their website. There I am sure you will find plenty of good reasons to want to help.

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