i finished this project! the scarf mixes brooks bouquet (a simple finger-controlled lace where you wrap warp threads with the weft) and plain weave, according to the perlin noise (actually simplex noise) pattern i generated in python. woven at 12 epi with very nice cotton/linen yarn from Gist
this was... a lot of work (i.e., ~6k individual brooks bouquet wraps) for what ended up being a very subtle effect, especially when viewed from a distance. but... it was a blast to weave and i love how it looks and feels. because the lace sections take up more space, the plain weave sections end up buckling and twisting around them, an effect that became more apparent after wet finishing. i think it's going to get even more interesting as the linen starts softening a bit with wear
@aparrish this is so cool! Did you manually apply the noise to the pattern row by row or are you coaxing this into a machine for the weaves?
@tomasino all hand woven, row by row. i don't even know if there is an industrial loom out there that could mix plain weave and lace like this? (i certainly don't have access to one!) plus the fun and joy for me is in the repetition and craft
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