Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Current Weird Warp

This is the current My Weird Warp. About ten years ago I learned the concept of warp painting, but as I've said many times, I never got into dyeing so I investigated ways to get around it. I discovered fabric paints (in paint tubes) at the art supply shop, so I diluted these and applied to a good merino warp. I didn't like the look of it, so I rolled it up and shoved it in a dark recess of my stash room, thinking overdye is the only solution.

I didn't want to throw it away because it was the good merino, though looking at it now, I might have rinsed the paint solution too well because the warp yarns already look "finished".

Anyway, I finished threading it today, in a simple 16-shaft pointed threading. I'm going to weave in a yet-determined simple structure - twill? satin? - that shows distinct diamond-shapes. And then I'm going to pole-wrap/bohmaki-dye it, probably in one or two colors.

More about this coming up next.


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