By Tom Knisely. So often, huck lace is woven in a single color to emphasize the floats through light and shadow. It's classic, but it leaves out a whole realm of design possibilities using color. Tom Knisely explores the effects that color can have when combined with huck lace. The book is divided into sections of:
- complementary colors
- triadic colors
Within each section, examples are given of that type of colorwork used with warp-float huck, weft-float huck, lacey huck squares, and huck with both warp and weft floats. Each of the 576 examples has a color photo and large color draft. All of the samples are woven using the same yarn and sett: 5/2 perle cotton at 16 epi. All use the same 4-harness draft. By keeping these elements constant, Tom makes it easier to focus on the effect of color change.
The final section of the book provides five projects to get you started: two scarves, towels, a baby blanket, and mug rugs.
Huck Lace Weaving Patterns with Color and Weave Effects is a terrific resource for project planning. The next time you want to use a huck fabric, add color to it for extra punch!
Spiral binding inside hard cover, 220 pages