I've been wanting to create a warp with Venne organic cotton for some time now. When I saw the new colors available, I could no longer resist! The colors call to mind spring-flowering perennials and include sherbet orange, magenta, cloud, the mysteriously-named Anemoon, green-turquoise, raspberry and apple. These are sprinkled with other Venne colors and a bit of Egyptian cotton, as well. To maximize the floral effect, I chose to weave this in an intricate 8-shaft crackle structure.
Two pieces were made with cottolin wefts (Neptune and Greenish-Grey) and two were made with cotton wefts (hand-dyed pima cotton and silver). The Pima cotton was dyed by me in tonal variations of Sea Glass.
Weights for the wraps range from approximately 280 - 330 grams/m^2, depending on weft. They have a textured feel, are nice and grippy with a good amount of cushioning.
Plus a cowl!
There was one section that ran out of yarn before the rest, reducing the weaving width for the final meter. An error in beaming yields this lovely cowl! It features selvedges along the top and bottom rails. It stands 16" high and is sewn to form a loop 32" around.