I’ve decided to do a jacket and two shawls on the next warp, which will be medium brown and dark brown in alternating stripes 100 threads (2.5″) wide, woven with gold, orange, red, black, or beige wefts – haven’t decided yet. I’ve dyed half the warp a gorgeous warm brown and will tackle the other half tomorrow. I plan to thread it up in one of my network drafted bookmark patterns, weave about half a yard of samples, and then decide what colors to use. Fortunately I have plenty of leftover red-orange-gold silk yarns, so I can do a good bit of sampling. Maybe even enough for a shawl.
And here are bad photos of some not very prettybookmarks:
Some of the color combinations are atrocious, but I value them anyway – I never knew what happened when you mixed orange and dull green, and now I know. I like the pattern in the orange-and-purple bookmark, and may wind up using that one for the network drafted jacket. Again, it’s still all up in the air.
Off to dinner!