The subject of weft interlocks came up on the tapestry list, and since I had written about it on this blog a few months ago, I jumped right in with an opinion.
Donna asked if it looks the same on both sides. I said I thought it did, and then she asked if I could post photos of the front and back of my samples.
Although I have 3 portable looms here with me, they all have projects on them so I can’t just weave a sample and cut it off to see both sides.
I looked around for something I could put a warp on, and spotted a nice little chair.
Bran Flakes? You might be wondering how they function in tapestry weaving.
I use a piece of the box to put between the 2 layers of warp so I don’t go crazy looking at both layers at once. I also use small strips of the box as a header at the beginning.
It’s only 12 warps wide and it took about 45 minutes to warp it up, weave the sample, cut it off and photograph it.
My conclusion after performing this scientific experiment?
It’s not that hard after all!