12 Twills of Christmas: Twill 7

Hogmanay

When I think of fireworks, I think of pinwheels; and when I think of pinwheels, I think of fireworks. This is the perfect 8-shaft colour-and-weave twill for Hogmanay!

To make the colour really pop, try alternating black with different shades of red, orange, pink etc. If you don’t have lots of different shades, multiply the ones you have by making some sections out of two alternating yarns. For example, if you have red and yellow but no orange, thread some sections entirely in red, some in alternating red and yellow, and some entirely in yellow.

You can get an enormous variety of designs on the same warp by varying the tie-up. I particularly like to mix plain weave areas into my twills (as you may have noticed…). As the plain weave pushes outward, it makes the tails on the pinwheels curve, which is very firework-y.

Oh, and the tie-up I used on Thursday for the Christmas tree design gives an over-sized, slightly textured version of houndstooth.

First posted on weavingspace.co.uk © Cally Booker

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