I moped and nearly sat down to blog about that, but instead went downstairs to finish the scarf. And it's finished. The warp is grape-colored merino 2/16-17, weft is the same size, merino/mohair mix in variegated purple/green/navy. Sett 18EPI, pick about 41PPI, roughly 3380 picks to weave 205cm. And talk about asymmetry, while weaving I decided I wanted nearly 210cm instead of 180cm. So, let's say...
- A is the original treadling woven from top to bottom,
- A' is an edited version of A woven from top to bottom,
- a is A woven bottom to top, and
- a' is A' woven from bottom to top,
- To make up the nearly-210cm I wanted, I wove A-a'-A'-2/3 of a'.
So I came upstairs and we were treated to over half an hour of spectacular sunset, and that's what I wanted to share with you.
A new week starts, and I'll be helping hanging the textile exhibition during the day and I'll have at least one thing, albeit unfinished, to show the Marlborough Weavers meeting tomorrow night. And it's all go with Alison's design course merit certificate.
Honestly, I am still optimistic.