Monday, September 14, 2009

Woven Swatches for Felting

Swatches, woven on a four-shaft loom with a twill threading and mainly plain weave treadling. The warp is Harrisville Designs New England Shetland (1800 yds/lb. ) The wefts - I tested a few choices - are the Harrisville used single in the same green as the warp, doubled in a lilac color, Cascade Eco in plain weave and vertical herringbone, and Malabrigo.
Tomorrow I'll toss them in the sewing machine and see what happens. I'm guessing that I over-estimated how close to beat the weft picks; except for the Cascade Eco and the single strand of Harrisville, the swatches already feel close to upholstery weight.

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