Woop, there it is. Shiny brocade is hard to photograph.
Various lessons learned:
- Just doing the thing where you put some big wefts through a few picks to draw everything in is not necessarily sufficient.
- Resign yourself to doing the test piece to figure out how wide you want the thing to be. Try different widths in the test piece.
- Corollary: I should document the width I most prefer for this pattern along with the threads used. Then if I decide to do another red/silver piece using this silk and this silver, I will have a rule of thumb for how wide it ought to be per X tablets.
- Listen to Nancy Spies and measure the band regularly, once you have established the width you want.
- Just because the pattern only has one border tablet, that doesn't mean the band should. Those funky, fringey loops on the original probably weren't funky fringe; they were probably passed through linen border warps that have not survived. Now how the [BEEP] do you expect to attach it to anything?