I took a few quick shots before preparing to launch it into the Great Unknown of CNCH:
The first shows most of the shawl, the second shows the beaded fringe.
I’m very pleased with it – the gold foil sets off the tan/gold warp and the overall effect is of antique gold and rubies. The big garnet beads match perfectly, and the amber accent beads are nice as well. I really should have photographed it against something light-colored so the beads would show up more distinctly, but Mike is in the bed right now and I don’t have any other horizontal surface that isn’t covered in stuff! So this will have to do for now.
This and the brown/tan jacket are both going off to the Black Sheep Guild’s exhibit booth on computer-assisted weaving. I hope it will inspire some people to see computer-assisted weaving as an art form and not as “cheating” (which some people apparently do. beats me why.).
I am debating entering the tiger eye shawl in one of the judged galleries – haven’t decided yet. If I do, it will have to be re-hemmed, as the hem is sloppily machine-hemmed. I was too impatient to get started. 🙂
Meanwhile, I have inspected the painted warp. It looks glorious except for one thing – where I tied the choke ties, the warp is still white. I knew that was going to happen when I painted it – unfortunately I had already soaked the yarns when I realized the error of tying tight choke ties – but it is still distressing. It will definitely not be the “perfect project” I’ve been seeking, but, well – let’s see how it looks on the loom. I think it will be OK for casual wear, but I could just weep at the white spots in an otherwise beautifully colored warp. Next time I will tie loose ties instead of tight choke ties.
Oh well. It will still look fine from five feet away, I guess. It’s just that I’m seeking perfection.