It's been a while since I've woven and I figured going back to where the design started would be a great place to re-begin. Waves and Water was one of my first successful and weavable designs. I have a bunch of 20/2 tencel in white, some in yellow fleck, and some in browns that I've been staring at for a couple of years. I think that the yellow will be a beautiful compliment and should shimmer next to the stark white and of course the brown will be much more bold and warm. I've counted the ends...434 to be exact...and now I'm gearing up to warp the loom! I can't wait!
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