More plain weave – this time with colour effects. Log cabin is a great plain weave pattern where you alternate dark and light threads. In Season 3 Episode 3, Jane Stafford shows how to design a log cabin with extra border threads that make it pop out and look almost 3-D.
Take a look at these two samples – can you tell the difference?
In the sample on the left, the log cabin blocks are bordered in white, while on the right they’re bordered in black.
All up I made 13 samples in 8/4 cotton, all different. I changed out the border colours and the frame colours and tried some different patterns in the weft.
Red frame, white borders:
Red frame then white, white, black:
Blue frame and blue borders:
Sampler of different weft patterns with blue frame and blue borders:
Changing the frame warp from green to blue:
The possibilities are endless. This was a fun project.