Halfway through

I’ve been pretty stressed out and busy the last few days (work-related stuff) – thus the radio silence. However, this morning I decided that enough was enough, and went off for some fiber therapy. As a result, I’m now about halfway through the black section of warp – here’s a progress shot:

sample for Phoenix Rising, black ground warp, scarlet pattern warp, scarlet weft

sample for Phoenix Rising, black ground warp, scarlet pattern warp, scarlet weft

I’m back to using the turned summer and winter structure, and as you can see, there are quite a few streaks. I’ve basically decided to live with them – this section will be cut up for samples, so it doesn’t have to be exhibition-perfect. The next section won’t have quite as high a contrast between warp and weft, so the streaks won’t show as badly, and since I’m going to be doing some surface design on it as well, they’ll be even less visible. I hope, anyway.

Thank you for the comments suggesting I try saganishiki – I don’t think this particular sheet of paper was intended for saganishiki, as it’s not very long, but I will see if I can find some appropriate paper later. I’m also going to see if I can lay hands on some Japanese mulberry paper, so I can try lacquering and cutting it myself.

And hopefully my work situation will resolve shortly, and I can be back to fiber arts again!

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