Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Can Live with This

It is quite slow weaving, but I sampled yellow weft, Pewter weft, and tomorrow, I'll try the thicker 2/20 gold. You're looking at about 200 picks, which is roughly 2/5 of a repeat, so the draft looks like water flowing. And I have another, similar draft to sample. As Geodyne said, simple worked best in this case, and I'm glad I was able to make drafts that showed off the color changes, rather than detract from it. And though one can never decide until the piece is washed, pressed and dried, I think resleying isn't not on the cards.

Ben likes the bumpiness, and he's thinking of photographing this series in strange and wonderful ways. I'm thinking, 160 isn't so bad...

6 comments:

  1. Frankly, at 160 epi I'm surprised you can get clean sheds! If I sett my 60/2 silk at 160........well, it just would not work!

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  2. Wow, 160epi, a once in a lifetime experience to weave.
    I love these flowing lines and they are blending the colours one to the next.

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  3. Hurray to inexpensive cotton, then, Peg.

    DD, by mistake, I thought. But yes, I had my mind set I wanted to weave a geeky fussy weave, but I'm glad I've grown up enough to step back a wee bit and think of what Teauret calls "macro" weaving, the overall effect. And what a relief; hopefully no sleying!

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  4. It looks gorgeous, love your colours!! What an amazing weave.

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  5. Thank you, Dorothy. Holding my breath until it's washed, pressed and dried, though.

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  6. Meg, I just checked the figures. 60/2 cotton is approximately 25,000 ypp. This gives 158 diameters per inch. That means that setting it at 160 would crowd the yarns so close together that there is no way a weft yarn could pass through. Are you sure that 1) this is 60/2 cotton and not something finer? or 2) that the sett is really 160 epi (i.e., 16 ends per dent in a 10-dent reed? What am I missing here?

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