Saturday morning I went into the weaving studio at Southwest School of Art and got 5-6″ done on my new project, a ruana in hand-dyed and shale 8/2 tercel. I’m doing this in double weave so it will open out the the full width. All going as planned. Hopefully.
And I learned a new trick–rather than tying on to the front beam, I used lashings. Much easier to tension!
I was originally concerned that using shale as the weft would obscure the beauty of the hand-dyed yarn. I planned to audition lemon grass, gold, and silver grey as possible wefts, but started with the shale. Wow! It pops out the color on the hand-dyed yarn. Didn’t need to try anything else, because shale works so well for this. I love these little victories.