I eyeballed a cone of black tencel with a project in mind. You would think that I would weigh it to try to figure out if I had enough for the project…..well….I didn’t. When I came up 30 ends short, I thought for sure that I would have to get creative:) So…I figured that I had enough for one repeat of this pattern! Yesssss!
I wove three. One red, one purple, one gold
This run of towels looked fabulous with the pinch pots from New Prospect Pottery!!! I've been on a towel mission.....more to come! :D
This is my favorite and most popular draft. I'm thrilled to use browns and can't wait to finish!!!
Warp: handspun Nash Island white wool
Weft: handspun natural color Romney brown lambs wool
Did a Wall of Troy threading and a Descending and Ascending Twill with a half drop.
Lots of firsts with this project, first time using the Baby Mac, first time using Tencel, first project with networked twills
This is part of my exploration of modern tweeds. It is both light weight and supple. Made from 5 different yarns, a cotton flake, a heather 8/2 wool. a very fine varigated wool, a turquoise fine worsted (spinning, not size) wool, and polyester "FunFur". The scarf is a generous 13" by 90" with 7" of twisted fringe on each end. The Fun Fur gives a subtle hairy appearance to the cloth. The hair was buried during the weaving and is slowly working it way out; I expect the fuzzy to continue to develop. The sewn tam is lined and adorned with a ribbon cockade and button. For sunrise services even if it snows.
Here is another version of my 8H twill block design. This time I scaled the blocks back to about 2/3 the size of my previous towels in order to produce more texture. I am pleased with the results and made an effort to show the "bumps" in the finished towels by taking a few of the photos minus the flash.
This nine yard warp produced nine towels each approximately 19" x 28". They have a very pleasing hand.