This warp is wound and ready to go on the loom. I dyed the warp after winding it. The colors are tonal shades of burgundy, brown, dusty purple, and greyed blue-green. With the way that I dye my warps the colors do not generally occur across the entire warp. You may get some of the appearance of a shifted warp without any shifting, can also have some of the appearance of a painted warp. The color changes are organic and flowing. The placement of colors just happen where they will, there is no planning. This means that each warp is different and the way that the colors change will be different thru out the warp. Look at listings of my scarves for examples. Color # DW271.
This warp is 10/2 cotton, with approximately 4200 yards per pound and 40 wraps per inch. There are warps of 300 ends, 250 ends, 200 ends, and 100 ends and they are 3 7/8 yards long. The cross is tied and there are choke ties near each end and a tie in the loops at each end. I try and catch all knots but since I might have missed one, I try to include at least two extra warp threads. I recommend saving them for repair threads as needed.
I use color-fast fiber reactive dyes and wash and rinse many times. As with anything dyed, there could still be some excess dye, especially with dark or bright colors. I recommend using a color catcher as needed.
I have started dyeing multiple warps together with the same colors but each warp will be different as far as the placement and amount of each color, so each warp is one of a kind. I do my best to describe the colors in each warp and to get the best pictures, but I can only describe the main colors. There may be some bits of other colors as the colors mix. Feel free to contact me for more info if needed.
Warps may be woven as is or you may add to a warp. You can add a solid color as a stripe, as every other thread, as every 2nd or 3rd or any other number, either to change the look or simply to make the warp wider. You can also combine multiple warps together or you could also split a warp and save part to use another time. The length given is what it measures after dyeing and drying, I round down to the nearest 1/8 of a yard.