or, the quill buster.
By mistake I warped one turn of the mill less than I thought, for the Halloweave project, so there wasn’t enough warp to make a second shawl.
I decided to use the thrums to see if there was a difference in the “seersucker-ing” if I used twill for the flat parts (here the brown stripes), and to use up as many left-over quills of cotton 16/2 as I had patience to. This would then also become a colour gamp of sorts.
To begin with, I meant to use a broken twill, but when I sat under the loom I completely forgot – and did not bother changing from the straight twill I had tied up for...
I ended up with 11 weft stripes of different colours, all different lengths. Here it is, true-ish colours but out of focus:
Some of the weft colours used:
So, did the seersuckering differ any? Hard to tell:
And here is the “original”, draped on a dress form: