Wrapping, wrapping, wrapping

As I’ve said before, the time spent on wrapping an ikat design is all on the front end. Weaving goes pretty fast, especially when compared to tapestry. And I am not experienced enough yet to know if all my math calculations are correct. That Ikat-partially-wrapped will be discovered in the weaving process, but if I don’t keep trying, I won’t gain that experience. When the design calls for gradual angles, it is necessary to measure the yarn in smaller bunches, which, in turn, means that the design has to be enlarged lengthwise to compensate. For a piece that is going to be 60 inches wide, the cartoon could be twice that length, or even more. Fingers crossed!

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