The Spanish and Italian Old Masters all painted on hand-woven patterned linen canvases. This ‘first layer’ canvas was largely ignored by art historians until I started deciphering the weaving draft of El Greco’s 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', which 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...;)