Many hours of intense work later, we arrive at this pretty photo:
The photo really doesn’t do it justice, even after some tinkering in Photoshop to get the colors more nearly right. The silk is luminously bright, and the fuchsia is a pure, shimmery color instead of the rather muddy result in the photo. But it gives you a rough idea.
Tomorrow I turn the loom around, finish putting on the 1200 extra heddles I bought for it (another several hours’ work over the last few days), and start threading. 1056 ends. Fewer than some, more than others – it is what it is. I figure the next week or so (the next few days at best) will be threading.
And designing, of course. I have been playing around with pattern lines in Fiberworks PCW and really feel that I’m getting a handle on what a wavy line does, what a straight line does, etc. Unfortunately I haven’t found anything I really like yet – I’m strongly attracted to symmetry, so weaving as drawn in produces a very symmetrical result that I like. Turning the tie-up so it is rose fashion instead of star fashion looks nice, and I will probably do one with that arrangement as well as star fashion; but I have no idea (yet) about the other pieces.
All in good time, I suppose.
Off to bed!