I refer to the appearance of both my soon-to-be-warp yarns…
Quite lively, aren’t they?
Here’s what I’m aiming for. I’m about two-thirds of the way there.
No idea what the lively tendencies of the warp yarn will mean for the cloth, but if it is really wild then I may just go with the flow and try out some high-twist silk in the weft. Pat came up to visit my mother not long ago and brought me a gift of assorted over-twisted yarns: this may be an opportunity to experiment.
I’m making slow progress with the twill medley on the Megado, although I am onto a second scarf. The possibilities for mixing up designs on the dobby are uncountably many that it’s quite dizzifying. I haven’t even begun to let rip yet… I can have completely different things going on for each group of shafts — as long as the lowest common multiple of the various treadlings is no more than the number of dobby bars I have! At the moment I have a very modest chain of 28, which includes a shaded twill on shafts 1 to 4.
I like the contrast between the very geometric shapes in red and purple (third stripe from the left) and the much more organic broken shaded twill right next to it.