Uses for balanced cloth
I have come across differing views on balanced vs. warp emphasis cloth and I would like to hear more weavers thoughts I will also be doing my own comparisions too. While I do the weaving for that I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts.
Years ago I was advised that warp emphasis fabrics are better suited for clothing, because they drape better. So the shawls I've made since I've done with slightly more epi than ppi, this is also what I've done for the cloth for our re-enactment clothing.
More recently another repsected weaver stated that you should use perfectly balanced cloth for clothing and suggested I measure the epi and ppi in a fashion fabrics store. I don't feel comfortable going into a store and inspecting their cloth, but I have a friend who's closet is the size of a fashion fabrics store and she's goign to let me loose in her closet to measure fabrics.
So my real question is when you weave balanced cloth, what do you use it for, clothing, towels, table linens, other uses?
Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge!