In my weaving life I recently completed my first project on an 8-shaft loom. The pattern I started with was a classic drall, but I used my weaving software to modify columns of the blocks to make the pattern more interesting (to me). This was partly a chance to play with the software (Fiberworks Bronze for the Mac) and partly to learn what happens when you change up a draft.
The project was fraught with
problems learning opportunities. I will hasten to assure you that none of these were the fault of my most excellent teacher. I now know important things not to do when warping back to front; the importance of good tension on the warp when weaving, and that it is possible to have too much; and I have an even higher regard for sampling. Now if only I could learn to accurately count my warp threads…
Anyway, here’s the shawl. Warp is two close shades of Eggplant 8/2 Tencel. Weft is 10/2 cotton in Old Gold.