Houndstooth pillow

This is a pillow from the same warp as the pillow given to my parents.

Houndstooth pillow

This was a pillow that I had initially intended to be a Christmas gift for my parents; but since the weave for this particular pillow was not balanced (the same number of threads per inch for both weft and warp,) I did a different striping for the weft on the same warp to make the pillow that actually became the gift. The difference is not noticeable to most people, but it is to me.

The warp and the weft are both 5/2 mercerized cotton. The color treadling for this pillow is tromp as writ (in other words, the color pattern for the weft is the same as it is for the warp.)

Below is a close up view of the weave structure. The weave structure for these pillows is 2-2 twill. The pattern requires 4 harnesses, and the sett is 24 e.p.i.

Houndstooth pillow close-up