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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer time and the living is great, but only if this works-3 part


More Soumack!

DSCN0407Most all of the soumack outlining in the feathers is structural Soumack which means it is done along a fell line even if it is an eccentric fell line.

The Roman numerals in the clock face is vertical soumack that floats passes and is only controlled by where ever the next warp is that I let the soumack jump to. This type of soumack doesn’t have to go vertically. ItDSCN0397can go diagonally, horizontally or vertically. It can zig zag back and forth over a solid area of weaving. Not the example of the back and forth in the pale green area next to the dark soumack line which is a structural soumack.

The quills of the 3 women’s feathers are structural soumack that has had the soumack twiners graded in different sizes-less or more to create the shaping and thickness of the quills. Under these feathers is another area of soumack—the outline of the puzzle piece that is under the bottom feather. This outline DSCN0399is both structural and vertical.

In the horizontal direction the line is structural soumack running along the fell line and then turns and moves vertically over several over several passes to become vertical soumack. To a certain extinct the width and thickness of the line can be controlled by the amount of passes that the vertical soumack passes over between encircling the warps.

hopefully this will post this time?


Janette Meetze said...

Hi Kathe, I am really enjoying all the information you share on Soumack and weft twining. Thank you!

willow said...

Hey Kathe! You are doing a super job with this change you've made! Thank you for all your insight and information - as well as your personal experience.

Kathe Todd-Hooker said...

Thanks-I still find it very frustrating because I am just not good with this type of stuff. The more I practice the more problems seem to confound me with using the programs.Tapestry weaving is so much easier.