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Friday, October 01, 2010

Orchids

The image of orchids is now woven. I took one photo, when I had about an inch to go (plus the top hem):



I have another 8 images ready to weave, but don't have all the right yarn colors available for them.

This weekend, while dyepots are being tended to, I'll begin beaming the next scarf warp on the 24-shaft loom, for a 3-color Wood Series. The drafts were finalized this morning, and I have 4 of 5 wefts ready. There's a jar of ground madder root soaking in alcohol, and I've got a skein of 60/2 silk ready to mordant and then dye.

3 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Wow, Sandra, that's awesome!

Geoff said...

Those are really looking nice.

What sett are you using?

Sandra Rude said...

Hi, Geoff,
I'm using 20/2 cotton as warp, and I'm in the middle of a 30-yard warp. The sett is 51 epi (3 per dent in a 17-dent reed). That seems to work well for weft-backed satins using 2 wefts and a shaded 8-end satin structure, and also for 3 wefts and a shaded 10-end satin structure. I have to adjust the aspect ratio a bit after weaving a sample, but the woven cloth has a good solid feel to it.
-- Sandra