Finally I have made enough strips to start Becky's Spring. I know I still don't have enough, but I wanted to try out my colors to see what works best before I go to the trouble of making more. I cut (and pieced) a backing cloth from handkerchief linen, and stay stitched the edges to keep it from distorting too much. (We'll see about that.) Then I arranged the lengthwise strips, trying to maintain balance but not strict symmetry. The variations in widths seem interesting, but I am so glad I didn't try curves. I am afraid that my medium weight linen will end up being too heavy, but will have to deal with it if it is....I don't have a choice.
Adding the strips in is a very slow process. I have never been a weaver and I didn't have a clear idea of how the various widths and colors would work together when they were woven in. What I am getting surprises me. The darker greens look much deader than I expected so I will have to use lots of the light yellow-green. Fortunately I have plenty of scraps of that. Keeping everything straight is pretty hard.
I'm not sure if I like it or not.