I have finished weaving the four colour double weave on the Meyer loom. The warp colours are sky blue and apricot and the weft colours are mostly maroon and brown silk noil. The stripe on the right hand side which is paler was woven with a fine green wool and the brown silk noil. I thought this would work well but it didn't. That is the fact that everyone has been astonished at - you cannot tell what will work and what will not without weaving a sample. There was not as much warp left as I thought but I do have a piece at home and will see if I can amalgamate these into a useful object.
Cally Booker was round here on Saturday and took away the two sacks of yarn I brought up for her. She is into teaching weaving and a variety of yarn is a good thing for students. I have enough wool, cotton, silk and linen yarn to see me through for the next twenty years.
What I also have is some new ideas. Dorothy has a large collection of design books which I have been dipping into. I have not done much design for several months and now have a few ideas which I must write down. For example, what would it look like if you warped up a four colour double weave in black and white and used black and white in the weft as well.
And could I paint the existing sage green warp on the Megado? I need to weave off another metre or two before I try that out. But I have enough warp to try a half metre sample. Off to do some writing up. By the way, I am still in Dundee.