Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More Tests

It has been a busy couple of days, what with becoming another year older and all. I only had time to run a couple more colors through. For me it ends up being like smelling different perfumes---after 3, I can't tell the difference.

In the bottom right corner of the picture below, we have China Red in Bambu 7. The next stripe up is China Red in Bambu 12. The 3rd is Wine in Bambu 12, and the 4th Mandarin in Bambu 12.


As it stands now, I am favoring the Wine in Bambu 12 with the China Red in Bambu 7 a close second. It is very interesting to me just how different the Bambu 7 and Bambu 12 weave up. Next I will weave double strands of Bambu 12. I have often found that double (or even triple) strands of fine yarn wound together as weft produces a more supple cloth that wrinkles less.

4 comments:

Fiberscriber said...

Interesting comment about using double or triple strands of fine threads to yield a more supple piece. Do you spin the threads together or simply wind them together on the bobbin winder or perhaps just use separate bobbins in a double shuttle...

Nicki

Bonnie said...

Hi Nicki,
I wind the threads together by hand using a ski shuttle or rag shuttle. It is quite challenging to do it on a bobbin winder keeping the tension even, or so people have told me. I haven't gotten any feedback about a double shuttle, so I don't know how that actually works.

Ames said...

I used a double shuttle on my chart, it seemed to work fine, but you have to pay attention to it... the bobbins will spin at different speeds and you have to be careful of little loops at the selvedge. I agree that using doubled fine thread makes for a more supple fabric.Using the double shuttle might be even more helpful since they lay (mostly) side by side rather than plying around each other... that way they will slip by each other for more fabric movement.

Bonnie said...

Well, if you have a double shuttle and want to "pay attention to it"...
I say, whatever works is the right answer.