Just curious what your strategies are if you dress a loom, start weaving, and then realize that the warp is truly ugly. Do you try to replace threads? Use different weft yarns until something looks good? take it off the loom and forget it ever happened? I am curious about your stories and strategies because I am working on a truly ugly warp that seemed like such a good idea, but is not working at all. I am tempted to cut it off the loom, but a part of me is also thinking this is a good opportunity to try some experimentation. The warp is 8/2 cotton and was supposed to be for towels.
Oh Rana, this is a great learning opportunity. I have made many an ugly warp and I now know that almost everything can be turned around 🙂
Can you post a picture of your warp and tell us what the structure is?
Thanks Jane! It looked so good in my head and in my sketches, but on the loom - not so great. Here it is. Towards the bottom you see where I am experimenting with various things to make it pop. I think I should have used more dark accents in the warp to give it some definition. I will try to link a photo. The structure is plain weave.
Added: ImageBB is not cooperating but I will try again and see if I can make it work
I don't seem to be able to embed a html link, so let's see if this direct link works
I want to second what you are saying Jane. I bought your kit for season 5 , episode 1 - turned twill towels. .After putting the 12 yard warp on my loom I realized I really did not like the primary color in the warp - taupe! In fact I thought it was pretty ugly. But after watching all of the samples you showed from that episode Jane and encouraging us to experiment with color, I did just that. Here is a picture of the first 5 towels I completed as well as the initial warp with a new color palate started. I'm glad I have a nice selection of 8/2 cotton in different colors. Diane