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Primrose in Diamonds WIF

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Drawdown for Primrose in Diamonds overshot pattern

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Pattern and Overshot Weft

My pattern is apparently formally called “Primrose in Diamonds” and it was made (designed or woven we wonder?) for Mariss Cottrell, 1813 by Weaver Rose, his No. 125. Found on page 146 in Davison, as suggested by Barbie in one of her samples handed around a few months ago.

I’d love to know what yarns everyone is handing around, now that most of them have been swapped, and we’re getting warped.

Mine is the rusty “Cinnamon” in Cascade Heritage 150, a nice superwash, colorfasst sock yarn that fit the bill for wpi and squishiness; I’m feeling I’ll have far greater success with this than the cotton I was messing about with last year for table linens. I get it now that-and-why they say wool for the overshot supplemental weft in an overshot pattern; the doubled cotton I tried was not any kind of squishy. Anyone who’d like to wince at a sample of less than skillful overshot fiber planning, I have one—they’re just fine as what they are, really, I just don’t *love* them.

This: I have a good feeling about.

What are your wefts?

-Ru

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