Well, I am still tunnelling through the marking mountain, fuelled chiefly by caffeine and carbohydrates. I wouldn’t say the end is in sight yet, but I am nearer the end than the beginning. Or, possibly, going round in circles. But we did take a couple of hours at the weekend to hang up the double cloth yardage and take some pictures.
It proved to be more challenging than we really wanted given the time constraints… The total length is 3.6m, but we couldn’t capture more than a couple of metres at a time which limits the amount of variation which is visible.
The best angle for maximum viewing length is on the diagonal, thus:
Although we also quite liked the pleated-excess-on-the-floor look:
You can see more of the pattern (or get more of a hint of it, anyway) by folding the cloth back on itself and getting two lengths for the price of one:
I’m really happy with the overall look, which is very much as I had imagined. I hadn’t imagined the texture close-up, though, and had rather a happy surprise. Did I mention I settled on a mid-grey bourette silk for the weft? It’s a rough textured singles yarn and the finished result is very lively. I’m not sure whether this close-up is close enough to show the wiggles in the twill… but I can assure you they’re there.
I’ve called it simply Firth of Tay. I need to get something else on the loom sharpish: don’t like it empty, no matter how much marking there is to do.