Thursday, April 30, 2015
I'm having lots of fun weaving checks!
It was only a matter of time before I rummaged through my collection of metallics. Here is "Artiste" brand gold thread with black crochet cotton. This was my first project with the Artiste brand gold thread and I really like it. It's soft and smooth and still has a very nice shine. I had absolutely no problem with thread shredding.
Next up was the Japan gold, which turned out lovely. I wasn't sure how it would hold up, because the thread itself stretches out. I previously did some fingerloop braiding with it and the metallic loops were unmanageably longer after a while. I was super careful with the warp tension and fairly delicate with my weaving. The texture betrays a bit of warp difference on the gold, but the piece will lie flat so it seems an acceptable variation.