Thursday, 14 February 2013

A wee taster


Michelle said...

Oooo, yummy colours!

Andrew Kieran said...

Thank you Michelle :-)

This is half of warp #1, one repeat of two.

Warp #2 is the same yellow substituted for green and blue for pink.

The colours will be drafted on seperate 6-shaft blocks, allowing me to use the magic of long twills to create fading effects.

My main plan is to use an entirely black weft with warp-faced twills

The interesting thing about this warp is that I have two different counts of yarn, the black is 2/48's NM and the colours are 2/32's Worsted (which converts to 2/36's NM).

That's not the interesting part, the interesting part is that the max sett for both calculates out as almost exactly the same, despite this. This is because the black is placed on 4-end weaves and therefore can be threaded with a lower thread density.

The sett is 48epi, for both counts.

I feel the desire to do a long-winded boring post about yarn-count conversion and setting calculation now. I think it'll help me remember the formulae I need.

In the meantime though, I shall be dressing the loom and then demonstrating the effects gained simply by cycling through different twills with the same warp and weft. Which is so much fun

Michelle said...

Wow, that's going to look amazing! I was reading a blog the other day about using coloured warp with black weft - it looks so striking, especially when using twill.

I'm interested to see what effect the different yarn counts will make in the warp - especially at 48 epi!

Yes, long-winded technical posts are most welcome - though a lot of it is over my head right now, I feel that I can still absorb the vibe into my subconscious :P