Weaving, Trying to Make Sense of my Time at the Bottom of this Planet, Occasionally Tending our Sisyphaen Patch
by the Goddess of Procrastination and Expert Forgetter
What beautiful colours for your warps!? Have you decided what weave pattern, etc?
I *love* those colors, Meg. What's the fiber & grist? I should put together warps ahead of time, too, rather than creating them just before warping & weaving--really gives you something to look forward to & would be an incentive to keep moving on whatever the current weave is.
Sampling, I've been thinking of weaving my gold/blues&teals pattern in a wider width, so I think I'll use those drafts or make similar "Rococo-inspired" ones. I might try 33EPI rather than the 36EPI to see if I get a nicer hand and more luster from the mercerized cotton. I know these colors will come out drastically differently from the usual gold projects, but I think I'll try one piece of =value, and one of something different from each warp. I still will, some day, try wider gold pieces. Kathy, it's mercerized cotton, 20/2. Making warps ahead of time is a two-edges sward for me. Sometimes when I'm really happy with a project, I like that I can just tie on the next warp, saving time and not giving myself a chance to get distracted. It also gives me a chance to tweak projects so I improve the project in the space of a comparatively short time. I used to make three warps at a time, and the sad side is sometimes I had enough of a project by the time I was coming to the end of the first warp, and unused warp chains were shoved in the Leftover Warp Drawer/s. Then I'd have to think up of new projects that suit them years later. I finally started recording the number of ends and the approximately length and attaching the information on the ties of the chains before they go into the LoWD.
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