Friday, January 24, 2014
Silk nightmare conclusion
And in the end, it came down to who was going to be more stubborn: me or the warp? And the warp won.
I did learn some things. Silk can look as hairy as mohair at a fine enough scale. Sett matters. My eyes are not getting any younger. There are limits to what I am willing to do. And color and light is complicated.
The colors in this yarn really surprised me. When I bought this stuff, and all through the warping process, I thought I was dealing with purples and browns. Even when I look at what's left of the skeins now, that's still what I see: purples and browns. It wasn't until I started weaving that I discovered that what I had thought were browns now appeared as reds, golds, and a color I cannot think of as anything but green.
I ended up weaving less than 4 inches. Part of my motivation for getting this beast off the loom is that I want to use my 15-dent reed for my kitchen towel project, and it's nearly ready to sley. So, move on and weave on.