Weaving Iridescence: Color Play for the Handweaver

Weaving Iridescence: Color Play for the Handweaver

by Bobbie Irwin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811716284
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 433,804
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Bobbie Irwin has been studying and teaching how to weave iridescence for more than 10 years, and it has become her most popular workshop. She has written many articles for Handwoven magazine and is the author of three books: Twist and Twine, The Spinner's Companion, and Twined Rag Rugs. She resides in Montrose, Colorado.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1: What is Iridescence?
Natural Iridescence
Iridescence in Fabric

Chapter 2: Understanding Optics and Color
The Nature of Light
How We See
Understanding Color
Color Systems

Chapter 3: Exploring Common Beliefs about Iridescence
Choosing Colors
Complementary Colors
Split Complements, Triads, and Tetrads
Analogous Colors
Color Saturation
Crossing Solid Colors
Fiber Choice
Thread Size
What About Plain Weave?
Balanced Weaves

Chapter 4: Additional Color Considerations
Dealing with High-Contrast Values
The Ultimate Value Contrast
Color Mixing
Working with Multiple Colors
Other Multiple-Color Options
Warp vs. Weft—Does it Matter?

Chapter 5: Choosing Yarns
A Matter of Twist
Comments on Certain Fibers and Yarns
Sewing Thread
Nylon Monofilament
The New Yarns

Chapter 6: The Influence of Weave Structure
Choosing a Structure
Twill Weaves
The Influence of Twist in Twill Fabric
Striped Fabrics
Pile, Lace, and Supplementary Thread Weaves
Balanced Weaves
Unbalanced Weaves
Turned Taqueté
Complex Weaves

Chapter 7: Specialty Fabrics
Sheer Fabrics
Lace Weaves
Weaving with Monofilament Nylon
Weaving with Wire
Layered Fabrics
Moiré Effects
Pleated Fabrics
Pile Fabrics
Capturing the Natural Spectrum

Chapter 8: Focus on Fashion
Choosing a Pattern
Sewing with Handwoven Fabric
Caring for Your Iridescent Fabrics
Accessories for Your Iridescent Fashions

Chapter 9: Options for Spinners, Dyers, and Knitters
Spinning for Iridescence
Dye Your Own Color-Play Yarns
Iridescent Knitted Fabrics

Chapter 10: What Isn’t Iridescent?

Chapter 11: Projects
Spectrum Napkins
Alternate Colorway
Double-Weave Scarf
6-Shaft Version
4-Shaft Version
Three Scarves on One Warp
3-Color Scarf in Half-Basketweave
4-Color Twill Scarf
4-Color Scarf with Clasped Weft
Vest Fabric in Double Weave
Huck Yardage
Alternate Colorway

Chapter 12: Photographing Iridescent Textiles

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