I am a engineer with alot of free time on my hands and i enjoy building items so i built a floor loom. afterwards i realized that i can only do patterns on this loom which led me to want to build a jacquard loom. i have researched it a ton and deff seems like a large project so i have a few questions before i do the build.
My only reason for wanting this is so i can weave my wife a wrap for our son. i find making things calms me down and i enjoy it. she keeps buying wraps that have ankors on them or solid prints on them. i have thought and thought on how its made and cant seem to understand it. how can the whole wrap be white and then only one item be blue with no white leading to the blue. doesnt make sense. can it be done on a hand loom? i saw where you can use basiclly 4 layers of wrap and "hide" colors inside but i cant seem to find any video or article on how to do so.
i also found where you can float over some warps to make solid objects but i am a bit shady on how many you can float before it gets out of control?
Again i am super new so i have not even weaved but with yarn and i know her wraps are 100% cotten so i would like to stick with that but i am unsure what size thread to use for a wrap. most of them seem to be make from the same size but i cant seem to figure out what size that it.
Any answers would be great! im sure if i can understand what needs to be lifted and what needs to stay or the concept of how to create the pictures i can build a loom to fit. thanks for yalls help!