I’m very happy with how this pattern is working out.
This is more tablets than I’ve ever had on the loom at one time – it’s causing some tension problems, but I think I’m getting them mostly sorted. This will eventually be the back of a fancy woven name tag / pouch – it will have my name on the front, and this on the back, and then a woven neck strap. Kind of like those little pouches you get at conventions that hold your convention badge and your meal ticket – but for the hardcore handweaver set.
Here, you can see the tension showing up. It’s frustrating – I’ve tried the little tricks that usually work, but can’t seem to get it as even as I’d like. I know you can’t see it at arm’s length, but it’s definitely there… if you look at the square part of the knots on the left-hand portion, you can see that the ones near the border are more compressed than the ones near the center. This is 75 tablets, Gudebrod Size A filament silk sewing thread.
This is the other part that will be joined to the knot part. I’m going to rework this piece; there are a couple of design issues that I want to address, like the knotwork being too close to the edge – and there’s one significant weaving error that I hadn’t seen until it was inches back.
This is how I have in mind to put them together. Once it’s all done, the entire thing will be immersion-dyed gold; I’m hoping that the black will pick up a golden tone, and the white will take up a uniform gold color. I think this will be easier than trying to unspool all the white into skeins, and then wind back to spools for warping. I’ll post more going forward – just had to share what I’ve done so far!