Kennet Valley Guild has set out on another venture. This time it is to make something which reflects Charles Rennie Mackintosh's designs. I put the thought aside but kept going back to images of his chairbacks. In the end I gave in and starting at 10 o'clock last night, created a double weave on 32 shafts.But when I got up this morning, it reminded me of Vasarely.
The back is wildly different. I have by no means made my mind up. There are 298 threads in a repeat but this is two cloths so the width of a repeat is about 150 threads. I set my silk, nominally 70/2 but actually more like 90/2, at 60epi which would make a repeat 2.5 inches wide. A bit 'in-your-face' either coloured or monochrome. Hmmph! Lining for a wool jacket? Do it in fine wool and make a jacket? I have lots of recently acquired 32/2 wool yarn. But the pattern repeat would be even larger. Do it in subdued colours and it stops being Mackintosh. This needs to simmer.
Speaking of simmering, I have managed to dye all the yarn I have for the small Newbury Coat. The Megado has sorted and soon I can starting tieing on the new warp. I want to get this off the Megado and go on to other exciting projects, like weaving up Hana-ori samples for the Japanese Textile Study Group. And the above Mackintosh project.