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...


  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!

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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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