HA! - and then: plan B

It wasn't very difficult to do the ties, after all.

I planned an (obviously) very open weave, and intended to add some black (still paper yarn) figures here and there.
The plain weave was ok (sort of; didn't dare try opening the sheds "too much"). So I added a sample figure, in black, in a 2/2 twill.


Ok, maybe it would look better later. Did something else for a couple of hours.
It did not look any better.

So: plan B: add some threads here and there, to get a "spaced-and-crammed" variant. As I wasn't very keen on doing all the tying again, I added 4 ends at each selvage, and some in the middle.
Wove a hem of sorts.

Wove the first "window":

When I suddenly saw... (click to enlarge)

I'm back to "now what?", I suppose!

My thoughts were:
I have heard, and can easily believe, that if paper yarn is woven wet (moist, I guess), the weft will stick to the warp by itself.
So I chose the most open wooden reed I had (which, incidentally, is the most open reed I have, regardless of meterial - about 20 dents/10 cm) - it was the most open reed, and it would withstand moisture. A typical win-win, I thought.
Did not bother to count/inspect the whole reed, which means I did not see the dents were more widely spaced on the right side than on the left... (I suppose it is all right for tightly woven rag rugs)

Maybe I will think of a plan C, tomorrow. Or maybe it is just "charming"?


Cynthia said...

I vote "charming." Make your figures graduated as well, perhaps, to emphasize the difference?

Kerstin på Spinnhuset said...

Well, it sort of solved itself... several warps broke, and the whole thing turned itself into a sample.
I moistened it and mangled it, then left it to dry - tomorrow will show if it "solidifies" or not.
*Maybe* I will have another go...