Diversified Plain Weave Draft
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%