Spreading out painted warps
Handspun merino wool I dyed with indigo in three hues – light, medium and dark
I wanted to experiment with different warp color. For this project, the warp is black and white. While winding on the warping board, I held the two colors together.
My next idea was do a fancy structure in a color for the weft. What color should I use? That is the question. Originally, I was thinking a light color would look best. But after samples, I decided on a darker color.
That reminds me, why sample? In the past, I was working on a fabric for shirt and couldn’t decide on the weft color. I made many samples at the beginning of the piece and decided on a green color. After the fabric was completed, I washed it including the samples of different weft color. If I had seen the samples washed, I would have chosen a different weft color. The washed sample makes a difference on what the actual fabric will look like,
There were five weft colors to choose from. After wash, I choose the red
The scarf came out beautiful. Usually fringe is what I apply to the scarves, but I didn’t do this for this scarf because it appears mainly red and the fringe would be black and white. I decided to hem the ends and add red beads. Would I weave another black/white warp with color weft project again. Probably not. It is pretty but not my favorite. But is was an experiment and there you have it.