|Working on my second runner. The red band is an experiment.|
I'm using a different weft thread on this runner. Rather than the 8/2 dark green Tencel, I'm using a 3/3 Rayon in a brighter green. It isn't that obvious in the picture, but the green is a bit thicker and I like how the design shows up. I found the cone in a re-sale shop, likely left over from a weaver's estate. This rayon is super slippery and took a bit to get used too.
The draft I'm weaving has some properties of overshot. In the red band in the front, I tried weaving it as an overshot, using some glitzy red thread as the tabby (weaver talk for plain weave). This did not work out, because I needed a wider set for it to work out. So I abandoned the experiment and went ahead with my original plan. It will be interesting to see how the cloth turns out. I don't expect it to be sturdy, but it's a decorative item so I hope it will be okay.