Monday, February 23, 2015

Done

And this is why I don't even try to estimate weft amount; I thought I had 90-120cm, and I got 201cm.  I could have done another pattern unit, (1.5cm,) but I wanted to save the weft in case I come across something similar.

There was something right about me weaving this piece; it's in the style I like to weave. It was surprisingly easy and fast, but I'm not sure if I have needles skinny enough to mend, and I can't see the mistakes. This piece is going to be great photographing, if I can capture the sheen.

#2 I have the weft but don't like the draft; #3 I have the draft am not 100% sure about the weft, (D in the sample two posts back,) so tomorrow may be Fringe Day 1, or weeding day.

When not under tension the warp bunches pucker but I think it goes away in the washing; at least it did in the sampling without pressing. Fingers crossed.

6 comments:

  1. This looks amazing, love the pattern and the colors!

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  2. Thank you. This morning, Ben asked me what direction this piece is going to shrink when I wash it, and now I wonder if I wove it too closely, (too many PPI) but too late. Onwards to the next one.

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  3. Love the design! Unless the silk weft was really tightly spun and plied, it might shrink more than you expect - but probably not as much as the fine wool warp.

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  4. Oh, fingers crossed, Sandra. It's not tightly spun at all - in fact it's more like just loosely "bunched". We'll see...

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  5. I'm not sure how somber colors like these will do in Nelson, but I love these elegant combos, Carol.

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