Working on a sample of soumak. The warp is 5/2 pearl cotton. The weft is rug yarn from Halcyon.

I am using Collingwood's Techniques of Rug Weaving. The sett is not correct - at 18 epi it's much too close. And I am finding that the plies in the weft separate and twist in opposite directions. This is the first try on this sample