I wasn’t really happy with my circle fabric – the chenille did not cover enough of the surface, and the burnout was not successful – I didn’t apply enough burnout paste, bits of chenille stayed stuck in the weave, and I scorched the silk. Not a happy scene.
So, back to the drawing board, and here is a new draft, with a chenille pick every other shot (instead of every third shot), and with the chenille completely covering the surface in an 8-shaft (1-7) satin. I still need to make a few tweaks so I don’t wind up with super-long floats at the reversals, but this is what it basically looks like:
Here the warp is white, the fine weft is red, and the chenille is yellow. I am hoping this will result in a yellow chenille fabric, which (upon burning away the chenille) will reveal a pattern of red flames in the underlying fabric.
Will it work? Stay tuned! I’ll find out tonight/tomorrow morning.