This new warp features a 3/1 ratio of primary to secondary warps, a secondary cloth cloth threaded on 4 shafts, and a primary cloth threaded on a 4-end network. The secondary warp is threaded on shafts 1-4, offering the possibility of any interlacements weavable on four shafts, including 4-end twills and plain weave. In this first sample, I have used a straight 1/3 twill for the secondary warp. The secondary weft is bright greenish yellow.
In a closeup, you can see that the weft floats are relatively long. I found these distracting in the networked design.
I rewove the sample with plain weave as the interlacement for the secondary warp. Now the floats are shorter, and I think this is a better cloth, design-wise and structurally.
In this case, only two shafts are absolutely necessary for the secondary cloth, but it's a good idea to spread the secondary warps out over more shafts, for better loom operation.
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Primary warp: rust 16/2 cotton, 30 epi; secondary warp, mint green 60/2 silk, 10 epi; primary weft same as warp; secondary weft yellow-green 5/2 bamboo. Ratio of primary to secondary warp 3/1. Sleyed 4 per dent in a 10-dent reed.