This puppy is fresh off the loom. I wove this in record time (for me that's still slow), but not before I did a whole lot of sampling - which is very unlike me. I was so unsure what I wanted to weave on my big Mirrix next, so naturally sampling was the thing to do. It helped that I had a couple of 12 hour security shifts in an empty building over a weekend, so I brought my loom (which was totally allowed, btw!). Weeks later the building was full of residents, so I was lucky to get those easy shifts while I could and get these samples off the loom there.
In the tiny samples in the first instagram pic I was playing around with blending greys for a gradation and thinking about including vertical lines using the pick'n'pick weaving technique. I had also done three other samples in natural dyed yellow, blues and purples respectively, in gradations that ombred from white to colour. I was really unimpressed with them, so those stopped there. The greys were fun and I was loving the vertical lines from edge to edge but before I committed to doing a bigger one I wanted to one more sample where the lines were exclusive to a shape near the center. I didn't love it, but my friend did so I gave it to her for her b-day :)
The final weaving is 19" wide and 36" long (including fringe). I wove it at 9 ends per inch using 100% Canadian sheep's wool spun in Canada at Custom Woolen Mills.