I started to weave the sashes. Just a plain twill which really gives the finished product a very tweedy look. For the second set I am using a white weft and changing the treadeling to 1-2-3-4-3-2-repeat. It gives a different look using the same warp and a more 'springy' feel to it. Again, this project, as with all of the other billions of scarves/sashes, is pretty much to play with the colors:) It has really been eye opening to the possibilies (which, of course, are endless) and interesting on what the colors do when they are woven together.
Ok . So since the weather has been changing, I now have some more obvious time to 'play' with some designs that I have stored in my head:) Damask, in particular, has been a favorite of mine to look at and I really feel the urge to use my loom to create tapestry like scarves and shawls. I don't want anything too heavy as I really like the feel of tencel , bamboo, and I would eventually like to switch to silk for my finer works. I am still in the learning stage though and I hope to always remain in the learning stage. The damask pattern that I have been toying with, I like but, I lose a lot of detail the more I stretched it out. I was a little frustrated but, certain that there was something that I could do. The picture above is a little small but, the piece all the way to the right is a 4 point twill threading, the middle is a 5 point twill threading, and the one on the far left is a 6 point twill threading. To get a true satin/sateen I would have to use the one on the far