The Sixteens, one of the longest running study groups in Complex Weavers, has made Lampas their focus for 2016. They asked if I would provide my unpublished Lampas monograph (the class notes for a seminar conducted at CW Seminars 2016 in St. Charles, IL) as support material for the study, and I was happy to do so. In return, they sent me a notebook with a complete set of their lampas samples. I was overwhelmed! These are some very serious samples, beautifully designed and woven, and meticulously documented. All members of Complex Weavers have access to these. Just to give you a taste of what's in this notebook, here's Philis Alvic's sample, which I show you with her permission:
Click to enlarge. You will see that Philis used primary structure (plain weave with metallic yarns) as the pattern area and secondary structure (1/3 twill with multiple wefts) as background. She has carefully adjusted the aspect ratio of her draft in order to weave the design to square.
It was especially nice to reconnect with Philis, an old friend from days gone by. She is the one who actually introduced me to Complex Weavers in the late 1970's. Thanks, Philis!