Here is an idea from Dee. In her stash she had some sari silk waste yarn. It is sometimes hard to use in a weaving project because it can make the fabric very heavy and almost impossible to use in the warp because of the fuzzy nature of the yarn. Dee's solution is inspired and can also be used when you have a fancy yarn and only want it to show on one surface of the cloth. Here is the recipe. Take a four shaft loom and thread in a straight draw ( 1-2-3-4). Weave two shots of tabby with yarn similar in weight to the warp yarns. Then raise shaft 2 and throw a shot of sari silk, two more shots of tabby with your finer yarn and finish up the sequence by raising shaft 4 and another shot of sari silk. All of your fancy yarn (in this case sari silk) lies on the surface of the cloth. Dee sett her piece at 12 epi and plans to use the fabric for a handbag.
I'll save more ideas for another post. We have two weavers doing bead leno and another contemplating a double width lap robe to talk about. Plus there are lots more pictures in my Not 2 Square photo folder that need to be shared with the weaving world.