Tuesday, September 8, 2009


This is the Pique sample I did on Saturday:The padding effect comes from trapping a soft thick yarn between two layers of warp. Finding the right sort of yarn to give a good padded effect was part of the weaving challenge. I ended up with the green yarn which you can see peeping out at the selvedges. The warp and weft is a very tightly twisted wool furnishing yarn. It's so tightly twisted that it really didn't feel like wool to my fingers.

Now my word challenge is "pique". I want to know, what is the connection between "pique weave" and English expressions like "pique my interest" or "a fit of pique". You could say, "the word 'pique' has piqued my interest". Suggestions please . . .

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