It might be a bad sign when I wake up thinking, "What do I want to blog about today?".
Nothing immediately sprung to mind (although I have unblogged-about projects and trips and adventures that I still want to share).
Then, I did the tiniest of babysteps toward getting my weaving inertia to be weaving in motion (rather than the weaving at a standstill that has been the story of November and December at my house.)
Thanks Theresa for the great idea of cutting samples in half!
I cut off a sample to wet finish it. (I know this sample looks a little crazy. I'm trying out different wefts and different treadlings to decide which four are my favorite for a run of towels.)
The results of the wet finishing were so surprising to me, that I have to share them with you!! I'm just not sure what to make of it, although my ever-supportive DH says he thinks the changes to the fabric enhance rather than detract.
I'm still saying Hmmmmmm.......
Washed version Look at all those vertical lines!
I really wasn't expecting vertical lines to appear like that. They are at consistent points across the entire sample.
I'm not sure that I like them. Mr. LifeLoomsLarge says he thinks they make the fabric make more sense....containing it and making it seem less "all over the place".
The only vertical lines I know about are reed marks....and I thought those are something that can disappear with washing, rather than something that appears.
So what do you think? Are these lines an intended part of the fabric? Are they a feature (or a bug)? Is there something I can do to prevent them?
They are even more noticeable and textural in person.