I noticed that when I started to use the pre-wound warp that I woven more densely, heavier, and busier, but over time I have slowly come back to the more relaxed weaving that I was becoming known for at a local Gallery.
Interestingly, when weaving the lighter projects, I couldn't keep up with demand from the Gallery. When I submitted my Saori weaving, they were returned, with the comment that they were 'too masculine'.
I thought that was really interesting, as they proved very popular with people purchasing them via Facebook and etsy.
So - on reflection - saleable, wearable, price point fine, but not acceptable for the Gallery and their market.
A good lesson to learn.
So - in the excitement of learning to actually warp my loom myself, but also in the spirit of experimentation, I have created (recently) three distinctly different projects.
Firstly there was Lys = Light - using the pre-wound warp but in white/taupes and organic cottons.
I made three lovely projects from this warp....
And now it falls to my latest piece...The Blue The Blue.
But I might show you that lovely project another time. Even thought that was, at the beginning of the post, my purpose.
All I can say is I may have come a full circle and have learnt an enormous amount in the process.