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Diversified Plain Weave Draft

September 19, 2009


A heavy,  shiny, 8/2  reeled silk for the heavy yarn and a  60/2 silk  was chosen as the fine yarn, based on research suggesting that it be about a fifth the size of the heavy yarn,  I dyed the fine warp and the heavy weft thread blue using Procion MX dye.

The reeled silk has a wonderful weighty feeling to it and the fabric drapes beautifully.

Warp: 8/2 Reeled Silk, white

60/2 Spun Silk, blue

Sett: total 36 EPI; 12 epi – 8/2 silk;  24 epi- 60/2 silk

Reed: 12 DPI

Sleying order:  3 per dent – 1  of 8/2,   2  of 60/2

% Shrinkage in length: 8%

Weft: 8/2 Reeled Silk, dyed blue

60/2 Spun Silk, natural

Woven: 36 PPI

% Shrinkage in width : 5%

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2009 3:35 pm

    Thanks for posting the draft!! I wondered how you’d made those flowers.



  2. Bill Bartmann permalink
    September 21, 2009 10:07 am

    I’m so glad I found this site…Keep up the good work I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read.. Bill Bartmann


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