There's nothing more pleasurable than warping the loom in hand-dyed silk. Using the warping wheel, I put on a longish warp of the 2/16 silk that I dyed over the course of the last year. As the photo shows, I used gradual colour shifts to move from the most intense colour at the edges and the brightest near the middle, in order to create luminosity.
I'm one of those people who loves threading the loom. I do this in total silence and with complete concentration. Threading takes quite a long time, but that's ok, because the time passes unnoticed, as the task requires total absorption.
I threaded it in blocks on 6 shafts, without counting or measuring anything, but with the vague goal of making honeycomb. Here is how some of the objects turned out:
And some details:
As you can see, I used some of the Knitting Hamster yarns to achieve dramatic lumps and curves. Here is some of their yarn, before the shed munched it up:
I wove these tapestries upside-down, with only a view of a few inches of fabric at a time. Here it is on the loom:
For another experiment with the same warp, I used many strands of 2/60 silk in the weft, separated by walls of dark wool. I loved the way the long floats felt.
Here's the finished object and two details: