1) This was the first time I put on cashmere on the big loom. Because the yarn is spongy, it was harder to get a consistent tension; weave more and learn.
2) There is so much loom waste on the big loom, and I wonder if I can be more innovative at the warp beam end to reduce this.
3) Wonky arms, 15 minute increments, no rhythm, makes for even more inconsistent beating, and some dubious selvedges. Let us pray.
4) I remembered I have never learned how to hem ends properly, but learned by looking at other weavers' works and unpicking a couple of them. I must get someone to show me so I can improve; Tim's piece's hemming is something shocking.
1) Wefts in singles and doubles both work well in different ways. Singles have room to breath and fulls nicely; the resultant scarf is airy and light. Doubled, the scarf has meaty and hangs nicely, like grownup cloth. Interestingly, they both feel as if they weight about the same.
2) The silk in Mom's have a lovely understated shine, but the values of the gray and the burgundy are so close the piece shimmers.
Tag, label, deliver/post. Go watch someone hem and figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Boy, it's good to get pieces finished, though. Both around 8 inches wide; Tim's is around 210cm long, Mom's 180.