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“Waves” Step Draft

June 9th 2011 in Drafts

This draft looks as though it “steps” through the shafts, rolling around when needed.  I like the way it looks like waves coming into a shore.

1,2,3,2,3,4,3,4,1,2,1,2,3,2,3,4 is the pattern for the warp threads.  In order to cut down on the size of the floats, every other weft shot is a tabby shot.

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These were dyed by Althea and I on 2011-06-07:

[caption id="attachment_100" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Purple and two pinks"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_101" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Blues, reds, purples, greens"][/caption]
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