Three-Color Doubleface

Although I’m good at what I do, weaving-wise, there have always been some areas in tablet weaving that have been difficult for me to grasp.  Three-color doubleface has always been one of those.  Thanks to Guntram‘s exquisite work, I’ve been obsessed with it lately.

Tonight, I decided I just had to sit down and plug through it.  After many amusing (in hindsight) false starts, I finally figured out the basics.  I can’t say that I threw it to the floor and made it my bitch… but at least it doesn’t throw ME to the floor any more.  It’ll be a while before I can successfully design in it, I think – plotting where the threads are going to twist which way makes me a little dizzy.

The way in which it resembles couched gold cord makes me very, very happy.

Closer to, you can see the structure a little better – it’s created by just one yellow thread in each tablet.  I can tell this is going to call for some careful consideration of colors – the combination of three colors makes quite a difference in the look of the finished band.