So here is the initial sample I wove yesterday and wet finished. I gained valuable information from weaving and wet finishing it. For example, initially I liked the top most bit the best, but after wet finishing it had not softened and felt very plain weave 'stiff' while the lower plain weave bit woven with the hand spun had a much more appealing feel. So I will be going with that.
I also discovered an issue with the selvedge that required tweaking for the twill scarves.
This is why I sample. Rather than have the whole project 'fail', I use up a bit of the 'precious' hand spun to make sure I am going in the direction I want to wind up.
The popular cliche is Nothing ventured, Nothing gained. So I ventured forth, explored some possibilities and now have enough information that I am fairly confident I will wind up with a scarf that I will find appealing to wear next to the skin.
On another note, I received official notification today that there were insufficient registrations for the two Olds classes to run in Prince George. I hope that anyone interested will look at Fibre Week in Olds in June.
But again, Nothing Ventured, Nothing gained. By offering the classes here, more people have discovered the program and will hopefully make plans in the future to participate in the program,
For me, it's back to the studio. I have other appointments today and, since I want to weave the scarf all in one sitting, I will wind the other two warps and call it a day.
Currently reading Convergence by C. J. Cherryh