I just can’t leave a loom empty, so I’ve started another pair of wickelbander (or winingas). Norse/Anglo-Saxon leg wraps. This time, I’ve going to be doing an unevenly divided warp chevron twill. Here’s a great link to more info about wickelbander.
I’m using a new wool, Jaggerspun 2/20 Maine Line in Natural and Williamsburg Blue. It’s finer than the other wools I’ve used, and should be better for garment weight projects. I’ve found a Canadian source, so that should help keep my shipping charges down in the future. This project will be a test to see how the wool finishes. If it works out well I think this will be my regular go to wool. I have high hopes.
The wool will be sett at 30 epi, with a doubled floating selvedge. At 144 ends, this should warp up quickly. It will be 4 2/3 inches in the reed, and should (if my guess is correct) shrink down to 4 inches wide. The exact size is unimportant so I’m not sampling.