Sunday, September 29, 2013
Not-Laharya: Sample 1
The idea for this warp is to have one weft color, or three or four in longer increments, in horizontal stripes. The only color I had in mind from the start was the yellow-green seen about one-third of the way from the top. I also like the three highly saturated yellow/orange/pink at the bottom; these colors existed in the original cloth; if I go ahead with these, I would use all three in said stripe and may even bring in the yellow-green as a fourth color. There is also one nice purple, where you see ends sticking out on both sides, but I'm not sure if I have enough, or if I want to weave a generous-length piece with this skinny weft. And while sampling with that purple, I thought a darker mid-gray would be nice, so I sampled two towards the top.
I'm not sure about the weaving draft. Among other things, I allowed weft floats of up to 9 warps in an 18EPI cloth. I can't remember what I usually do, but probably a maximum of 7. The stability/snaggability doesn't concern me as much the "wrong side of the cloth" look.