Designed by Sharon Campbell, publsihed as Mission Style Towel-Handwoven Sept/Oct 2015, p 28-30.
Woven in turned taquete with Aurora Earth 8/2 100% unmercerized cotton.
Full details and progress on Ravelry Project: http://ravel.me/BeadDog/sdm3l
Equipment needed: 4 shaft loom; 19” weaving width; 10 dent reed; 1 shuttle; 4 bobbins.
Purchase pattern at: http://www.interweave.com/store/handwoven-sep-oct-2015 Kit from Cotton Clouds https://www.cottonclouds.com/shopping/kit_info.asp?id=6192
The colors and design are a style I crave. Your weaving technique makes me jealous. What was your favorite part of weaving these towels?
Sorry to disappoint, but that is the picture from the draft from handwoven that I am hoping to follow! When they are done, I will post a picture of a more scraggly rendition of those towels and we'll see how jealous you are then I just finished dressing the loom and started weaving and my LEAST favorite part is that the weft doesn't catch the last warp threads on many passes...I'm wondering if i need a floating selvage?...though the article doesn't mention one and I'm afraid they didn't call for floating selvages for a good reason. Just joined the taquete group looking for advice, but doesn't seem too well attended. I may have to wing it!
My envy wIll continue from now to the project end. I do not have the skill nor equipment to even try thè design.
I discovered an article explaining an alternative to the floating selvedges. Hope it has something helpful.
Super handy link!! I've got a pin in it for the next time!
Hi Bead dog,
That is a nice pattern! I have sometimes added a floating selvedge to a project already underway. I hang the FS off the back of the loom, weighted with something that will give it some heft (a couple S hooks, or a film canister filled with pennies), and then I insert pins into the woven fabric near the selvedge (very close), and wrap the free end around those pins. It quickly gets sorted out as a FS, and looks fine.
- I second Queezie's experience with floating selvedges. I know some weavers almost never use them and find them a PITA. I almost always use them, finding that it improves the look or feel of my selvedges, even when the pattern doesn't need it. And I don't hesitate to add them after the fact.
your towels are beautiful! I'm just starting a mission style rug but now you have inspired me to pull the handwoven magazine out to look at this pattern.