This fabric is densely sett. It used 4 shafts even though this is plain weave. Dividing the warp among shafts reduces abrasion and friction, making it easier to get a clean shed.
Woven in 16/2 linen (both warp and weft).
Close up of section at the start of the warp where a stick had been woven into the cloth
Rep folded in half
I wove this warp rep thinking it would make an excellent tote bag. (Can't you picture me taking that to the beach or around town?)
One of my weaving buddies saw it and thought that I was crazy for wanting to make it into a tote - even though she makes lots of rep bags.
Detail of the hem area and the string yarn used for the thick sections
It does look very pretty on my kitchen table.
Thanks so much for your comments and questions about Vavstuga!
I was concerned when I published that giant post that it might be too much for this week when so many people are so busy. However, I really wanted to share the details I would have liked to know before my visit. I'm going to research a couple of the questions and provide answers in a later post.
My Day at Vavstuga