Thursday, December 01, 2016
this is why I sample, or more to the point, this is what happens when I don't weave a sample.
Isn't that pretty? That's a picture of the back of the loom.
My goal is to learn how to weave wider fabric.
The thing is, I have this gorgeous warp on the loom and I can't decide what colour weft to use. I tried a few different colours and nothing really pops as 'the one'. I'm also not very happy with the threading. I wish I had sampled a few different patterns first. I also wish I had tried a few samples in different setts (how many threads per inch) because it would make different densities of fabric and I could see which would be best.
All these things and more I could learn from weaving a sample. But instead, I made a guess and wound a 4-yard warp. I actually only need 3 yards, so I have a little bit of room to play with... actually, 3 yards was with the original math, which I got wrong. To get two squares, I only need 2.25 yards. This gives me lots of room to play with. But how to play and what?
Here are a few colours I've tried for the weft. from the bottom, red, a lime green colour, white and grey. I don't know if I like any of them. I can't see the pattern at all.
I don't know if I'm happy with this, I don't know if I want to continue. I adore the colours in the warp... but everything else could have been so much better if I had woven a sample first.
What do you think? Any suggestions on what colour to try next?