The pale neutral bamboo warp is done now, cut off the loom about an hour ago. It was fun entertaining others’ ideas on what to name it, but — truth be told — the perfect one popped into my head about a week ago. It’s called Creme Brulee, and before long, when you see the photos, you’ll probably agree. I’m glad it’s done; I’d reached boredom stage several days ago, and by yesterday had escalated to can’t-wait-to-get-it-done mode.
Here are a couple pictures of the third and last shawl of the series ~
That’s the backside, under tension, headed for the cloth beam.
And that’s the end, front side, with beaded hemstitching anchoring the warp threads which become the fringe. This one has a natural pearl cotton weft and a very long pattern repeat — 256 weft passes — which I like very much. Only a small portion of that is visible here.
There will be a final set of photos in a couple days, after these are washed and ironed and otherwise detailed so they’re ready for the world to see. And tomorrow I’m going to start putting a new warp on Beulah, this time with some soft deep color. Enough of neutrals!