I had the first test of my Weaver’s scanning project this morning. I’m getting ready to weave samples for my upcoming article in Handwoven – one of them will be in warp rep. I know nothing about warp rep. I’ve never woven it before, and about the only thing I know about it is that it’s warp-faced and involves some kind of thick weft.
Evernote to the rescue! I typed “warp rep TOC” into the search function, in the Evernote notebook I use for storing scanned magazines. It returned eight or nine table-of-contents notes pages that contained the words “warp rep”. I opened each table of contents PDF, read through the article description, and then, if it looked promising, opened up the PDF with the full issue. Then I skimmed the article, and if it looked useful, printed it out. Presto! I have five or six articles that explain how to design rep weave, all at my fingertips from any place in the world.
The one imperfection is that the scanned pages print out quite dark, so I had to crank up the brightness on my printer. But the rest of it was quick and easy. I can’t wait to scan all my Handwovens! Not to mention all my Complex Weaver’s Journals. This will be totally, awesomely, superlatively cool.
Off to read up on warp rep!