Monday, January 24, 2011

Warp Planning

I dyed four 2 ounce skeins of 8/2 Tencel a while back and two of them went together pretty well but I didn’t have enough of them to make a long warp without combining them with some commercially-dyed Tencel. This was my box of possibilities – the funny looking cones are the hand-dyed yarn.


I ended up not using the yellow yarn, the silver yarn or the blue/red yarn that is under the silver yarn. I did use all the others. The warp has been wound (8 yards for three scarves) and threaded on the loom. I did a straight draw 32-shaft threading. I’ll show pictures of the warp on the loom in a day or two.

I’ve only designed one of the three drafts that I will use and I haven’t yet decided on the weft colors. It took about two weeks for me to settle on the warp. I’ll try a few weft colors with the one draft I designed and then see what I like. I didn’t put enough warp on the loom to allow for sampling, so I’ll weave a little in the header to test colors but then I’ll have to pull it out before twisting the fringe.