I haven’t yet gotten around to wet-finishing it yet (I still have to finish twisting the fringe), but here are two photos of the painted-warp shawl. Not very good photos and the shawl is still all wrinkly, but here they are:
I’m not especially happy with the shawl – there are a bunch of skips, and a place where the pattern reverses (because I reversed the pattern weaving software to repeat a pick, and then forgot to re-reverse it, and didn’t notice until I’d already woven three inches). I was fighting the loom for most of the shawl and as a result, technically it’s awful. The colors are pretty, though, so I’ll finish it off, use it for myself, and hope no one looks too closely at the finished product.
I’ve now moved on and am doing some weaving exercises from Bonnie Inouye’s Exploring Multishaft Design. I’ve threaded up a gamp – five repeats of straight draw, two repeats of point twill, and one advancing-twill threading with units of five threads, advance 1. If that means nothing to you, just figure that I’m playing with threadings and treadlings to figure out how they interact with tie-up.
Irritatingly, I have been unable to ride at all for the last five days – I bought a new pair of cycling shoes and Lorri (my cycling coach) has been adjusting them for the fit. Unfortunately that means she has both pairs of shoes. She’s supposed to come by and drop them off tonight. I can’t wait.
Considerably more irritatingly, it looks like I will have to work the weekends of August 11-12 and 25-26. I don’t so much mind having to work weekends (look, it’s a startup, right?), but August 11-12 is the American Craft Council’s big San Francisco show for the year and I desperately wanted to go. I may see if I can work something out so I can drop by the show for an hour or so. Not what I wanted, but even an hour would be better than nothing.