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Weaving 101

I've been talking about some 'horrible' towels that I've been working on. I just couldn't seem to get myself in the groove weaving these towels. I liked the color, they are a cotton and linen blend, the pattern was basic, only a little changing in colors....I couldn't figure out why I just couldn't get in the groove with them. Finally something snapped and I was able to get going on them and wove the last 4 quite quickly. Phew!!! My son was very interested in these towels and was up for some weaving practice:) This just tickles me pink. I think it's wonderful that he has such an interest in what I'm doing and I hope and pray that he makes it a practice in his life to be interested in other people and what they like:) I set up the camera to make a video of his little lesson. I think he likes it;)

And finally!!! Here is a picture of one of the towels on the loom.
They have since been removed, washed, hemmed, and are ready for labeling. :) I think now that they are officially off of the loom, I like them much better. I was very surprised at how soft the cotton/linen blend was once I washed and dried them.

I'm now working on dressing the loom with some white rayon chenille from my stash. I'm planning on a couple of shibori scarves as well as a couple of plain white ones to 'play' with some surface design techniques.

:)

Comments

Sharon said…
I know this would be simple to me if I were paying attention instead of always shooting from the hip. It makes me realize that I really do need to do the exercises from the books. That will be my winter homework.
Susan Harvey said…
Those twill towels are lovely! I was planning a towel warp and perhaps your helper can come and assist me? I pay in cookies!

Susan
Lynnette said…
Your twill towels have a wonderful autumn feel to them. I can just see them hanging on a stainless steel oven! So warm and welcoming!
Ahh helpers, wonderful to have with you.
Hilary said…
Love the towels....did you make it up, or is it a pattern from a book?
Very nice.
Anonymous said…
You go girl!
What a great helper you have there! Those towels look amazing. I'm making some at the moment in 100% cotton, can't wait to get them finished to start a new project.
Hope all is good with you on your side of the world.
Cheers
Shirley Treasure♥
skiingweaver said…
Excellent job, little man! What a cutie. :) Love that he's so interested in what you're doing... Most cool. Lovely towels, too! (For some reason, I just hate weaving towels. I don't know why. Makes absolutely no sense. But every time I warp some, I don't want to weave them. Hmph.)
bspinner said…
I believe we have another master weaver in the making. Nice job teaching him!!!!
Love the color of your towels. May be simple but sometimes that's the best.

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