Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The warp is nearly wound on, and I have discovered a problem. I measured off the warp in two inch increments to facilitate the painting of the warp. The last bundle on the right was measured off at 8 yards instead of 6 yards. How did that happen? No matter. What to do?
Option 1: Re-paint this section. Pro: it would maybe be a close match. Con: Very messy, and complicated, plus need to add drying time.
Option 2: Pull that section back further, and weight it. Con:This could potentially mess with the tension on that side, making for uneven weaving, and constant fussing. Pro: If it works, it would match perfectly.
Option 3: Take that section out entirely, and make all the panels 2 inches narrower. Pro: No problem with the color and look, and it would be a bit more manageable. The warp is currently at the full width of the loom, which can be difficult to maintain over long yardage. Con: all the pieces would be 2 inches narrower. I am not sure how that works with the over all space that we are trying to fill. I really think it would be fine. Another problem is that this warp would no longer be centered. That is maybe not such a big deal.
Option 4: Just let it be, and call it a design element.
I am torn between options 3 and 4. Gotta decide. Need to start weaving!