For a long time I've been wanting to weave book covers whose patterns are engineered to follow the curves of the wraparound flaps. I scanned one of my grandmother's crocheted doilies to get a starting point for the curved design, and then played with it.
The structure is lampas with two secondary wefts (gray wool and white silk), and the primary cloth is black warp & weft. You can see the curved outline on the left. This will become the flap after it is trimmed.
I liked the way this was going, so I tried another one with the same black imagery, but this time with some orange birds dropped in for the secondary weft.
I'm hoping that after the book is constructed, these birds will appear on the back cover, as a sort of surprise.
The versatility of lampas is amazing. The more I work with it, the more I love it.