I started a plaid weaving project during Fiberuary 2023, color week: some plaid fabric in red, white, blue, and green. The yarn wasn’t ideal for weaving (it was intended for machine knitting), and was much finer than anything I’d woven with previously. Both characteristics definitely impacted both my desire to work on the project and my pace. Thankfully, I recently finished the project (including “wet finishing” it)!
The green and red were lower contrast against one another than I intended, but I am still happy with how it came out, and the freedom I felt to experiment with the color placement and widths.
I originally had issues dressing the loom because the yarn became tangled after already spending hours warping. It was a really frustrating day, but my spouse helped me salvage over a yard. So, thankfully, I was able to finish dressing the loom, even though I lost probably 2 to 3 yards. After all the weeks between starting on the project and finishing it, the length of the finished fabric felt a bit disappointing (around 4 feet). Regardless, it was a great learning experience, and I am generally satisfied with the finished fabric.