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Overshot Color Gamp by quintmckown Overshot Color Gamp by quintmckown
Inspired by a piece I saw hanging at the University of Alberta, I wove this color gamp as a test piece. Having entered it against my better judgment in the Western Montana Fair, I was shocked to find that it won "Best in Show" in the weaving category. Yarn is 2-ply wool, set 30 e.p.i., from Oregon Worsted's Willamette Collection.
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SleyTheDent Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Nice Gamp
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quintmckown Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Thank you for spending time with my work.
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SleyTheDent Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Nice gamp!
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deviantmallory Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wheeee! I want to steal this photo, blow up the image, and print it-- to hang on my studio wall as inspiration. Tremendous....
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quintmckown Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Be my guest, but maybe I can get a shot of the full piece.
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deviantmallory Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That would be super! I should buy a print (so you would get a cut of the price) but my experience with prints here on DA has been mixed, at best. Of course, whatever I do, you'll get full credit for the photo and the work. May I post this shot on my Facebook page? (again, credit fully acknowledged). Have a happy day! (cool, dreary autumn weather here in CT...best to stay in and weave and play on the internet!)
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quintmckown Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Let me try to photograph it again. This picture was taken with the piece flat on my bed and me bending over it, hence the vertical distortion. Let me mount it on the wall and try again.

Yesterday was cool and wet here, but we met some friends and showed off our place up the Bitterroot Valley where we intend to build our retirement home (and coincidentally set up a gay men's clothing optional retreat center/campground). Got some nice photos (I think) of the fall colors through the fog.
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deviantmallory Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Will look forward to the photo when you get to it of the gamp. I've never been near where you live, but sounds wonderful!
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quintmckown Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Matthew, I give you permission to do anything you want with the image. As you probably know, when you weave an overshot gamp like this, there is one square where the warp and the weft are the same color, and in that square, the pattern is correct for the threading. You can see the correct squares in this piece by following the diagonal white line from the top right to the bottom left. The third row from the bottom/third column from the left, the weaving was reversed so that the diagonal there is the background blue. All squares that don't have the correct pattern/diagonal line are called "bastards." As far as giving your friend the draft, I don't, at this point, remember which patterns I used. They're all out of Mary Meigs Atwater's book The Shuttlecraft Book of American Hand-Weaving which has quite a large section devoted to overshot. Unfortunately, I've lost my notes for the project itself.
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deviantmallory Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All so very interesting! And, not to worry about the draft--he probably would never get to it anyway! I need to get my hands on that particular bit of work by MMA. I do believe I have another of her publications, not sure if I quite rememebr it maybe something like "Recipes for Handweavers?" Anyway thanks for the details about your piece of work!
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rickster155 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it's gorgeous....congrats on "Best in Show"...well deserved! :clap:
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quintmckown Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
As I said, I was reluctant to even enter the piece in the fair as I felt it was just a learning piece. That notwithstanding, the judges apparently liked the piece.
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rickster155 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's an amazing piece...beautifully done!
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