My plan is to do each weave structure with 4 different wefts to demonstrate different things.
- 1/13 Z spun dark blue warp with 1/13 Z spun light blue weft: the purpose is to clearly show the weave structure.
- 1/13 Z spun dark blue warp with 1/13 Z spun dark blue weft: the majority of Viking textiles used the same color for warp and weft so this will give a good view of what typical fabric would look like.
- 1/13 Z spun dark blue warp and 1/13 S spun dark blue weft: There were period fabrics that used different spin direction in warp and weft and I hope to demonstrate how that looks compared to Z/Z with these samples. (Eventually, I will also work on some spin patterned samples.)
- 1/13 Z spun dark blue warp with 1/6 Z spun dark blue weft: Many of the extant textiles have a disparity in size of yarn between the warp and the weft (with the weft being thicker). I have a skein of 1/6 Faro wool in a dark blue that is close too the blue of my warp to use for these.
Eventually the swatch book will be expanded to cover other textiles or styles that I want to demonstrate (some of the small scale plaids that were used, exceptionally fine textiles, spin-patterned fabrics, textured fabrics... the possibilities are endless).