Thursday, February 16, 2012

Towel #4

Towel #3 is woven, and towel #4 begun.

It's a plaited twill and is similar to several that I've woven before, but modified to reduce the areas of plain weave to the absolute minimum, since 4-end twills don't want to beat in quite to square on this warp. The towel that uses 5-end satin was much closer to square, so in choosing drafts for the remainder of the warp, I'll need to find as many based on satin as I can.

Here's the close-up:

And the draft:


Ate said...

Ich habe eine Frage: Verschwinden die Linien im Gewebe, die durch den Blatteinzug entstanden sind, nach dem Waschen?
Liebe Grüße von Ate

Sandra Rude said...

Yes, the marks made by the reed should disappear completely when I take the towels off the loom and wash them. The reed marks are more visible because I sleyed the reed 4,5,4 etc in a 10-dent reed to get 45 ends per inch; if I had used a 15-dent reed, and put 3 ends in each dent, the marks would be less visible. However, my 15-dent reed is being used on the jacquard loom...

Sandra Rude said...

p.s. Isn't Google Translate wonderful?

Ate said...

Hi, my english is not so good. I thought, you understnad my question better, if I tell it in german. Thank you for the answere. Ate

Michigoose said...

That's a stunning pattern. It gives me something to look forward to when I finally move out of an apartment and get a loom with more shafts. :-)