Word is spreading amongst family members about my vintage AVL loom and the patterns that can be woven on it. One of my many cousins has commissioned a number of cotton and cotton/linen kitchen towels. These were originally to have the twill pattern of the previous project, but there were too many floating threads in the pattern which would have made the finished items a little snaggy, so I poked around looking for a draft that had no more than three or four floats maximum AND I switched to a slightly finer sett. The change is good - I'm pleased with how the towels look in the handsome new diamond pattern. This is also my first endeavor using floating selvedges. Surprisingly, they do not interfere with the weaving at all once I 'registered' the correct hand position and entry point for each shed, habitually entering the shed *over* the floating selvedge threads and emerging *under* them. Nice neat selvedge!!
5/15/15 - towels are now finished! The blue towels have been sent off to my cousin, the tan one I keep, and it's time for the next warp!!