I had a desire to weave some wraps with a silk/linen thread, something very light and cool to keep the sun off during the day or to wrap around the shoulders of an evening.
I had photographed a friends table cloth some time ago as a colour reference and thought it would give fresh inspiration for a painted warp.
I think there are six colours in the painted chain and I remembered to treat the white chain in a similar fashion in case of shrinkage. I have to say the warp was the biggest pain to roll on the loom. The wee linen patches grabbed hold of the threads next door and would not let go. I was very close to binning the warp, but for the silk I would have. Surprisingly it was a dream to weave once I got going.
I'm still using the same parallel threading as for the Ravenna table runner talked about back here.
This is woven echo weave with a violet 40/2 cotton weft.
Close up of the opposite side.
A quick change of tie up and treadling and we're weaving turned taquete with a pale blue 40/2 cotton weft.
Actually it wasn't so quick to get started as the treadling starts as a straight draw then goes through 6 changes to end with a wide image of the design line.
It drapes beautifully as a scarf.
Both these wraps are available at Waihi Beach Gallery.