The warp is off the loom, 2 scarves, and 1 piece that will become a small bag, are washed, pressed, waiting for finishing. I was trying to recapture a piece woven in 2006. It was a fluke that it was ever woven. Really, would you try this? Looked totally ugly and I only had a small amount of warp left. What could I lose in just trying it? It’s the background in the header above. Loved it.
Not that I keep records but I was pretty sure the 60/2 silk was sett at 48 epi, so I just launched into weaving, testing colors. Settling on a 60/2 slate blue (the reds just were soooo dominant) I slogged through ten inches and thought, my, this is taking a long time. Details. The 60/2 was weaving at 70 picks per inch (dominant reds, duh.). Yea, that takes awhile. Determined, I did finish that one scarf. Did I want to resley? No. I just used a fatter yarn, this time a cashmere in black, and I changed the treadling. Then, for the last stretch of the warp I chose a 10/2 cotton, knowing it would be a much less drapable fabric. There was just enough warp to make a small bag. Did it turn out as I pictured? No, because there was not enough warp that Nancy Roberts had dyed for me a black silk was used as every other warp thread. That really toned down the warp colors.
Should I finish the bag? That means getting into inkle weaving and I am a pure novice. Black hole of time. How about ignoring the finishing for now and instead turning to kumihimo and make a braid for the lovely ornament I bought on Sunday–the yarn is from my beloved stash.
Or…. I could work on the ??? projects that are sitting on the work table waiting for idle hands, the lampas pillows, or the silk cardweaving, or the cotton top in 4 color double weave……
I think I’ll eat lunch.