I’m now about halfway through weaving the fabric for the jacket – it’s 114″ and I’ve done (by my calculations) about 66″ so far, so not quite 50 inches left to go. I imagine I’ll finish weaving it tomorrow, and the wet-finishing and sewing-up the day after tomorrow. Which should just about take me to the point where I find out whether or not I have a job offer, or whether I have to go back to the drawing-board so far as finding a new job is concerned.
The red-gold warp turns out to be STUNNINGLY beautiful with a red-gold weft. Especially with a golden yellow weft, when it practically seems to glow. Here are two photos of it that show some of the incandescence (not garish, just bright), and some of the contrast in pattern vs. the black weft:
In case you’re wondering about the strip of paper on the right, that’s adding-machine tape. I mark it and then use it to measure the lengths of fabric as I weave. This is a somewhat complex weave – I change yarns about every inch or so – so it’s important to measure accurately. I’d like to say that I came up with this brilliant idea on my own, but it came out of a book.