Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Using Satin Weave

The foot looks terrible, but functions well. Thank you. I wove 120cm of the troublesome cotton warp today in one of the diamond-shaped drafts and gold weft.

I have a question, about satin weave. Can Satin weave be used to create interesting 'designs', other than a) in creating beautiful planes, or b) in stripes/blocks? I think there is a though brewing in my head but I don't think I can execute it in satin.

Oh, this warp has been troublesome. Good thing at least the tension is uniform.

4 comments:

  1. amy@amyfibre.com4/16/09, 7:50 AM

    If I understand your question right, yes, satin can be used to make "designs"...if you have enough shafts. If you are doing 5-end satin, each block of the design will require 5 shafts, etc.

    Amy

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  2. I'm not sure what I was thinking last night, Amy, but I don't want blocks, and this morning, I'm thinking I was thinking of jacquard... We'll see what I'll be thinking later today.

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  3. Damn, you knocked your foot good. WOW, that looks like it hurts real bad. ((hugs and healing prayers for you))

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  4. It doesn't hurt much after the first day, though the bruise was a bit tender, and the foot works well. There is a big lump that may stay and that's the annoying part for me.

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