It has just dawned on me (rather belatedly) that I don’t have to do a single color transformation across the entire width of the shawl. Once I dye the 24 colors, I can put them in whatever sequence pleases me – a single gradual color transformation across the entire shawl, or a stripe of fuchsia-fading-to-blue-to-fuchsia on each side, or…the sky’s the limit, really. At 44 epi it will take me about 1/2″ to do a full transition, but other than that I can do anything I want.
So, for example, this is what I had originally contemplated:
But there’s no reason I couldn’t do, say, this:
Or any other interesting sequence of “fades” that tickles my fancy. I could put more purple into it, too, or add long stripes of a color that tickles my fancy, or… ANYTHING!
I am going to think about this verrry carefully tonight…because I think what I will wind up doing is using a network drafted threading with motifs that coincide with color changes. “Liquid Fire” pales in comparison to what I *could* create, if I got the warp color changes harmonized with motifs in the threading/draft… must play around with Fiberworks and Photoshop!
To quote Calvin (& Hobbes), “This is so exciting I think I have to pee!”