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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Towels: Finished

I chose a threading (parallel points in blue and aqua, and a limited range of weft colors. Then it was a game of "How many variations can I think of?"

As it happens, I wove two towels that were identical - same treadling, tieup, and weft color. So I'm keeping that one. Here are the others in the series:


Number 1 is a bread cloth or fingertip towel (I ran out of warp!).

Numbers 6 and 7 share the same tredling, but the tieup for 6 is a plaited twill, and 7 is a straight twill. The result is that 6 is a muted, obscured version of 7, but you can see the same shapes in both.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Eleven Towels

Fresh off the loom:
Tomorrow, the task of cutting them apart, mending, wet finishing, hemming, etc. begins.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Towel #11

This will be the last one on this warp - not enough warp left for a bread cloth. I'm looking forward to a new project. Stay tuned.


Monday, December 16, 2019

Towel #10

One more to go, and maybe a bread cloth...

Monday, December 09, 2019

Towel #9

The draft for this towel is a hodgepodge of elements:

* Threading - Parallel Points
* Treadling - Long Networked Curves
* Tie-up - Plaited Twill

 On the loom, the design looks very diffuse because all of the yarns are close in both hue and value. I expect that wet finishing will clarify the appearance considerably.

I think there is enough warp left for at least 2 more towels.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

This Must Be Towel #8

I lose track, and have to refer back to previous posts to be sure. I think this is one of my favorites:

There should be enough warp for 2 or 3 more. I need to create some new designs!