August 13, 2003

Dyed Silk Warp

I got started this morning on the new warp. I tried mercerized cotton sewing thread for the first inch or so, then some No. 10 mercerized crochet cotton. I like the sewing thread better. This is sett at 30 epi (it's raw silk 24 wpi) so it's meant to be warp dominant. I thought I liked the thread at first, but when I saw the picture I was sure. It basically disappeared. I'll have to take pictures when I'm in doubt - it's like stepping back 6 feet, which you really can't do with it still on the loom. I see I have a missing thread, so I think I'll take out the crochet cotton, correct the mistake and then continue on. My spool of thread actually fits in one of my bobbins, so I don't even have to bother winding. Cool, huh?

Posted by Charleen at August 13, 2003 01:22 PM

I vote for the sewing thread, too. What's the ppi with it, dare I ask?

Posted by: Catherine D. at August 13, 2003 02:12 PM

It's about 20 ppi with the sewing thread. I would have thought it would take more. Maybe since the warp's so dense it fills in more easily? It's only 12 inches wide, so it's moving along quite nicely.

Posted by: Charleen at August 13, 2003 07:28 PM

Love the warp! I did a wool ruana warp faced, sett 10 epi with an 8/2 cotton weft. The drape on warp faced is totally different. I really like the way it hangs.

Posted by: Carolyn at August 14, 2003 06:28 AM

Glad the damp rid helped. I have to use it once in a while in winter in my bedroom .

Posted by: Ruth in Houston at August 14, 2003 12:18 PM

Hey, sorry about the chimney money. Hate that! The warp is fabulous! It almost makes me want to weave, and that's saying something...;-)

Posted by: claudia at August 14, 2003 03:48 PM