Because, sometimes a skein or two finds its way into my studio.
Recently, she spun Merino and silk and dyed it turquoise and purple, separated by short sneezes of sunshine yellow.
I didn't want to have the colors end up in little splats of one color arguing with another.
That meant working in short segments, weaving small blocks of each color.
I could have woven little squares of each color, with little slits that would need to be stitched or interlocked. Myech...
I sat down with my trusty little pencil and thought about this conundrum....
and came up with this:
This completely worked for me! I wouldn't have any joins to deal with, and I could work each little section of color in order, so the colorway of the yarn stays intact.
It's a happy solution to an interesting problem!
Tapestry weaving is full of nifty little voyages of discovery :)
Here's the video: