My further interest, experimenting with alternate ideas to warp, and the colors available in C-Lon Tex 400 Cord, brought me to create my next pattern and cuff. I want to share my thoughts, as I go, so maybe you too can find something useful to incorporate as warps, for your own creative bead loomings.
I pulled out these bright colors and matched it with using black Wildfire. Notice the difference in thread thickness, between all of the selections I made. This should create a texture, as well as a unique design to loom.
Furthering my interest, to work up different free-form designs, I warped the loom in an A-Symmetrical arrangement. I could have warpped less for each row of beading. There is no reason to have 'warps' separating 'each bead'. This too will create a different look.
Below is a sample of how I once loomed a pattern having more than one bead in between two warps.
It may be hard to notice, from such a close up picture, but by eliminating the number of warps, between each row of beads loomed, you can brighten the color of beads even further. You may recall I always recommend using a 'white' weft, no matter what color warps are being used. The white also brings out the brightness of a bead color, but less warps, too, also create that 'wow' color.
I haven't tried looming more than three beads wide, in between two warps, but it is safe to say you can securely loom two or three beads wide, with on two warps.
Now that I explained my warp color intentions, let me share a picture of how I played these warps into my pattern idea.
I am using a matte black background so the bright warp colors will shine through. These were placed so the warp color seems to have 'bled' the same color from the pattern I am looming.
We will be looming this cuff together, in pictures and blog posts, so you will see and understand some of my thinking on this idea. Again, my warp management methods will allow a finish with such thick warps. I may share that part too...stay tuned.
Finally, This may seem to introduce an inner desire to loom with textiles, but I really do not think I'll leave my 971 Delica colors, on the shelf!