Monday, March 11, 2019

Towel #7

I finally finished off #6, and began #7. The weft is a forest green, 20/2 mercerized cotton.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Towel #6

The weft for this towel is a mill-dyed 20/2 mercerized cotton in a rich teal blue. All the previous wefts were hand-dyed unmercerized 36/2 cotton. The liftplan makes tiny advancing points, whose effect in the cloth is a shimmery, watery surface. Click the image to display a larger version.

On Tuesday, I had surgery to implant an upgraded version of my pacemaker, which involved a 4-inch incision, adding some electrical leads to various parts of my heart, and replacing the current pacemaker with a somewhat larger unit. Not really major surgery, because the unit is lodged between my ribcage and my skin, over my heart and about 2 inches below my collarbone.

By Friday, I felt recovered enough to try weaving. Duh. Bad idea. Throwing a shuttle and swinging a beater (even an overhead beater) uses muscles across the upper chest. Ouch. So it will be a few days more healing time before I get back to the loom to weave off the rest of this towel and the remaining warp.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

On to Towel #5

The weft is a bright lime green, nearly the same value as the aqua warp but much more saturated.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Towel #4

The weft for this one is a medium-value blue, midway between the values of the two warps. Photo taken at about pick 200.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Towel #3

After a couple of days entertaining out-of-town friends, I began the third towel on this warp. The weft is a light green, close to the color of the inside of an avocado and about the same value as the aqua warp.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Towel #2

The weft on this one is a periwinkle blue, quite different from the aqua and cobalt blue in the warp. The position of the camera in relation to warp and weft makes a big difference in the appearance of the cloth. From the weaver's seat, the camera emphasizes the periwinkle weft:

From the side of the loom, the camera emphasizes the aqua and cobalt warp colors:

I did not change any settings on the camera, just stepped a few feet to my left. It will be interesting to see the difference after wet finishing!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Towel #1

Here's the first towel on this interleaved warp. The photo was taken at about 100 picks.