Monday, November 02, 2009

Another Note on Structure Diagrams

I just realized that the diagrams aren't an exact representation of the structures as they appear in the cloth, because of sett.

I sett the interleaved threadings very close - about 1/4 to 1/3 tighter than the normal twill sett for the yarn I'm using. In addition, I use a weft that is much finer than the warp (for example, 60/2 silk warp and 100/2 weft), and weave at fewer ppi than epi.

So the "pixels" represented by the intersection of a warp and a weft aren't actually square. Rather, the warp pixels should look wider and taller, and the weft pixels should be narrower and shorter, which is difficult to show in Photoshop.

On some pieces, depending on the relative value of the weft compared to the two warps, the weft almost disappears, and all you see is the warps.

Okay, back to work getting ready for the weekend show.

If you're in the greater Los Angeles area, and have free time over the weekend, please drop by. The Contemporary Craft Market is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street. Hours are 10 AM to 6 PM daily, November 6 through 8.

If you think you might attend, you can download a pass good for two free admissions from the Contemporary Craft Market website. Or send me an email (sandra at 3springshandworks dot com) and I'll mail you a postcard good for the same two free admissions.

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