The Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Old Masters all painted on hand-woven patterned linen canvases. This 'first layer' has been given only sporadic study by art historians. I started deciphering the weaving draft of El Greco’s 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', in 2016. It recently culminated in authentic, hand-woven reconstructions of historic canvases.
...a plain weave pilot project...
oh la la... in doing a pilot plain weave project I found 2 ! mistakes in my 'Vendramin Family' warp.
When we have a complex pattern and a dense warp this happens...;)