One of the things that I have been experimenting with in this years daily practice is pick and pick. This is a pattern that is usually introduced early when studying weft faced weaves as a way to achieve a vertical stripe pattern. In concept it is simple, one pick of a color followed by one pick of another color will create a vertical stripe. It is a good way to illustrate the visual effect of the physical reality of plain weave. One pick covers half the threads, the second pick covers the remaining threads and it takes both or one pass to weave a pattern repeat in plain weave. Like most simple things it can be a powerful tool if understood and manipulated with skill.
Here are a couple of leaves from the Mango Hunter that suggest a hint of shadow or flickering light with pick and pick.
In the next series of photos pick and pick, dots and horizontal lines are used to transition from a pale gold to a red violet and back
on a recent bracelet project.
Starting at one of the ends...
moving around to yellow orange, orange and coral.
Then moving back into the oranges and golds...
and ending back in the golds once more.
Concluding with another shot of the February and January diaries from this year it is easy to see a variety of pick and pick both subtle and bold. It will be even easier if looking at the details I suspect.
I am even planning on doing my initials in pick and pick for this years diary.