Saturday, May 31, 2008

Who Knew?

Forgive and Forget in 2 colorways
Only the one on the left has been washed in the picture above. When I washed the pink one, WOW! I am sold.
I tried to take some pictures that would show just how fantastically soft and more supple the 20 epi. cloth is. It feels just like the most wonderful cashmere. Imagine hoping for cold weather.

Peg and Ames both encouraged me to try out 18 epi. I have this piece on the loom all ready to go at 24 epi, but I rethreaded through the 12 dent reed in a 2,1,2,1, pattern with even more wonderful result. Thanks, you guys! I still don't think I have quite a 50/50 though. I also used the same 3 colors of cashmere tripled for the weft. You can really see the double strands of bamboo.


Peg in South Carolina said...

Bonnie, when I looked at the pictures and saw the lovely halo i was going to suggest fulling it a bit more to bring up still more of a halo. And I have a question: did the more open sett allow some fulling take place? In other words, did it shrink/full more than the tighter sett and so become the same size it would have been otherwise as well as become more wonderful in feel? Of course I can neither see nor feel it but fulling is a very scary process that is amazing when it works well.

Leigh said...

These are absolutely yummy; I want to touch! Lovely colors. But then, I'm a sucker for the soft and subtle.