My new woven cloth is as sheer as I’d hoped. You can see the treadles through the cloth.With each of my recent warps, there is something different. This is my second sewing thread warp and I increased the sett a bit so the wefts won’t pack down when I beat on an open shed. (See “Weaving for Beginners” and Book #3, “Weaving & Drafting Your Own Cloth”.)
I’ve mentioned my fiber optics weaving project and the work on the blog and web site. These are just two things on my mind besides trying to weave the sewing thread warp and the wavy wefts warp. Another major item is making ebooks. Yet another is making an art book or a portfolio in book form. The keynote speech and seminars in Collapse Weaving and Supplementary Warp for our conference (CNCH) in May are also on my mind. I feel pregnant with at least 9 babies!
I have my weavings mounted in plexi shadow boxes. The front and back are clear and the sides, top and bottom are white. the boxes are unobtrusive and I like the way the pieces have their own space with this system.
Here’s the first piece of cloth that I wove on Sunday. The warp is sewing thread and supplementary warp… I like the sheen of the cloth.