I just finished about 6 yards of my 8 yard warp. These first 5 samples are all at 18epi/18ppi and turned out very well. I had made my warp with 2 extra tiles, one at each side. These tiles were 1/2 light & 1/2 dark threads. I like it very much. I took out the extra threads at the end tiles in the original instructions because they were there for the take-up, to add symmetry. The warp was about 25" in the reed.
Once finished, I zigzagged between my 5 samples. I then washed these samples in about 130F degree water and dried to "ironing" dry moisture, and ironed. I will hem after I cut them all apart. They turned out great and are about 21.5" wide now.
In the mean time, I re-sleyed the warp and it is about 36" in the read - remember I have 9 tiles across instead of 7. I am now weaving at 12epi/12ppi, with the 2/8 warp and cotton boucle in the weft. I am not sure if I like it. Its loose-y and I don't know how it will wash up, with this open weave. I have fulled wool with great success, but I've not done this with cotton boucle. This is the first time I've used boucle. I don't want to cut this wider project off yet, to see how it washes up, as I don't want to lose more warp length. And I don't want to start the last project on this warp with boucle without knowing the answers to the following questions. I would be very grateful for information on cotton boucle and finishing.
Will the piece stabilize once washed in very warm to hot water?
Is there an episode that addresses fulling cotton? I couldn't find it.
Will the boucle soften up once washed?
Alternatively, I could use wool. I have a hefty supply, and I really like the picture posted above by Kirsten B. I could make a wide shawl....hummmm