The bumpy sample is finished. Because the weft yarns were relatively bulky, the aspect ratio of the design is elongated. This makes little difference to me when I use geometric designs--it only becomes important when recognizable real world images are used. So I just barrel along. First, here is the elongated sample:
Then I began another sample, same file, with yarns of smaller grist. Here you can see difference in aspect ratio. The gray sample is more compressed vertically:
The second secondary weft is metallic in the new sample - it shows as little sparkly donuts, or fireflies if you will. I found it difficult to photograph; I wanted you to see the sparkly effect, but it doesn't show up well here.
Time to call in the big guns. Thanks, Bruce, for the following photo, with all the sparkly goodness:
These days I feel like shouting, "Your 24-hour lampas station, all lampas, all the time." But I do get outdoors once in a while. I present for your enjoyment the dappled shadows outside my studio door. Any resemblance to lampas is purely coincidental.
And then of course there is always an escape to Ampersand House, which in this season is adorned with roses and gardenia. Good to take a break and do some reading here.