Sunday, 11 September 2016
Tying on a pretty blue warp
Gosh, I do like these colours. I was excited to see how they looked with the dark blue jersey warp I was planning on using.
Well, the warp barely registered at all using plain weave. I tried a thick and thin weft, using the doubled warp thread combination as the thin. It was fussy and made for sloppy selvedges, plus it didn't bring out the warp at all. I went back to the plain tabby. After a few inches I realized that the rug was boring in plain blue. I started randomly adding a few partial shots of various other colours, which breaks up the sea of boring blue nicely.
There is enough warp for at least 2 rugs, so I have time to think about the second rug. If I re-sley for a sett of 12, the warp would be likely stand out better, but I'd have a narrower rug unless I added more warp threads. Only lucky 13 inches woven so far, so I've a bit of time before I need to make a decision.
The jersey is easy to work with, although I'm taking a bit of care to avoid stretching it when I throw a shot. It packs in nicely and densely. It is making a soft rug. One way or another, this is a much better use for that ugly blue jersey sheet.