I recently took a workshop with Anita Mayer at the Weavers Guild. On a narrow warp we experimented with experimented with free-form tapestry, with creating subtle color gradations, with creating loops on the surface by wrapping weft over knitting needles, and rya. Here’s a small section of the sampler with loops. I like the drapey, tactile feeling of rya pile, but I also like the stand-at-attention crispness of yarn loops, too.
After the class I returned to weave some more – it’s sad to let warp go to waste, isn’t it? I played with the looped surface using some of this soft knit weft I purchased in Finland last year.