I’m getting closer to a draft I like. I’ve been playing with network drafting, setting up a basic line in warp and weft and then redrawing it on various networks to see how that affects the line.
Here is my basic line:
And here it is, redrawn on three different networks:
This is instructive. The shape of the line, not the chosen network, determines the overall shape of the result. The network chosen affects the smoothness of the edges and the texture of the overall piece, and the tie-up determines how it is shaded in. (I think.)
I’m not 100% happy with my results yet – the parallel snaky lines are too similar/parallel, I’m looking for something much more organic. I think I will either have to change the shape of the line a little more radically or else introduce some reversals into the line…more fiddling is needed.
I was really hoping to get the threading completed this weekend, but given where I am and the rest of my weekend to-do list, it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen. Well, take things one step at a time. Hopefully I can get my draft finished and the loom threaded by the end of next week.