I got tired of knitting or crocheting dish cloths, so here my solution. I would have had 10 finished ones, if I hadn't tried to get fancy with the Draft! Had to re-work the heddles and than finish!
The third warp of my "Little Blocks" Towels yielded nine towels. After machine hemming and machine washing and drying, each measures 19" x 27". The 8H Twill Blocks structure is fun to design and weave. The resulting cloth is a joy to handle.
This is an advancing twill and was tromp-as-writ. This is my favorite weaving project so far - I tied on several warps before I finally made myself move on to a new project.
This was a dog of a project. I could get a decent shed the entire time plus my repair heddle was a royal PITA. Don't know why I didn't attempt to retye the stupid thing. But once we got it off the loom, wet finished and hemmed, it looked very nice.
I just started weaving after doing a 12" sample and washing it. I am happy with the sett and the treadling creates this sort of curly houndstooth I was trying to achieve. The draft is a combination of a draft I saw in Helen Bress' The Weaving Book and Davison's book.
I started this project to add to the number of napkins I had after the exchange with the Guild and to use the yarn that I had left over. I changed the draft from what we were given in the workshop. I added ends to the corner motif and the center motif to enlarge them to fit the 600 ends I needed to match the size of the first napkins. The warp went on well, and I will be weaving a blue and a gold napkin in each of the three tie-ups that I am using. This will give some variation to the napkins.
I am doing all three tie-ups based on the 3/2/1/2 twill tie up. Since the treadling is the same on all the napkins (tromp as writ) there will be variation but a relationship between them. The three tie-ups are great, it is hard to believe that they are all based on the same twill line, just shifted a little.
My Warp # 67. These are from the second warp of this block arrangement. I am very happy with them.
This warp was 9 yards long and yielded 9 towels, 19" x 28" each after finishing (hemming, machine wash and dry.)
These were designed to make the most of the "bumpy" transition between blocks in the 8H twill. This design is purposely asymmetric. Although the outcome is pleasing, I plan to tweak the draft a bit for the next threading. The colors and the borders make me especially happy.