Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The last scarf on the warp, the one woven with a crepe weave I used on one of the boucle versions, is also soft and lovely to handle. The puzzle is that the cloth, after wet finishing (which for all four, entailed a trip through the "hand-wash" cycle on my washing machine) does not resemble the draft. At all.
This is one reason that I love crepe weaves - into every life some mysteries must fall!
Sunday, September 09, 2018
The draft is one I used earlier in the warp (to no particular visual effect):
Friday, September 07, 2018
Here's the drawdown, one of many 16-shaft crepes from Oelsner:
Monday, September 03, 2018
The saving grace is that the weaving goes rather quickly at 24-ish PPI. I have a few more crepes to choose among for the next scarf, so at least the computer screen will be more interesting to look at than plain weave or broken twill.......
Friday, August 17, 2018
Just to prove that there are some (but not many) places in the western US that are getting rain, here is southern Idaho. This is looking south from Interstate 84 between Twin Falls and Pocatello. Those showers were scattered over the area, and our windshield eventually was washed. Please send some of that glorious rain to California!