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Mission Style Dish Towel

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Mission Style Dish Towel
Mission Style Dish Towel
Mission Style Dish Towel
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Wed, 01/04/2017 - Wed, 01/11/2017
Yarn
Yarn: 8/2 unmercerized cotton
Color: Cotton Clouds: Rose Red, Loden, Old Gold, Purple, Turk, Rust
Type: warp
Yarn: 8/2 unmercerized cotton
Color: Cotton Clouds: Rose Red, Old Gold, Purple, Turk
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
20.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
120.00 in
Width on Loom: 
19.00 in
Finished Length: 
24.00 in
Finished Width: 
16.00 in
Notes: 

 

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

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Style

The colors and design are a style I crave. Your weaving technique makes me jealous. What was your favorite part of weaving these towels?

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ha! that is what these are supposed to look like!

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 Embarassed 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!

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Alternative to floating selvedge

My envy wIll continue from now to the project end. Cool 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.

http://anchorageweavespin.org/tips-float...

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Super handy link!! I've got a

Super handy link!! I've got a pin in it for the next time! 

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never too late for a FS

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.  

good luck!

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Same here
  • 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.
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Towels

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.

 

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shrinkage

These are gorgeous and I would like to make a set -- changing out the colors they would be a stash-buster for me.  But, I am surprised about the degree of shrinkage that you show in these.  Woven to 30", with a 1.5" hem at each end, these would be 27" after hemming.  To end up at 16" x 24" would mean a 15%+ shrinkage width-wise and a 12% shrinkage lengthwise.  That seems a lot.  I know 8/2 shrinks, but I've never had that much shrinkage with a plain weave structure.  Can you enlighten???

Thanks.

 

 

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shrinkage

These are gorgeous and I would like to make a set -- changing out the colors they would be a stash-buster for me.  But, I am surprised about the degree of shrinkage that you show in these.  Woven to 30", with a 1.5" hem at each end, these would be 27" after hemming.  To end up at 16" x 24" would mean a 15%+ shrinkage width-wise and a 12% shrinkage lengthwise.  That seems a lot.  I know 8/2 shrinks, but I've never had that much shrinkage with a plain weave structure.  Can you enlighten???

Thanks.

 

 

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Help with warping instructions

 

I would like to weave  these Mission Style turned taquete dish towels.I don't understand the warping instructions:    " In each of the 20 repeats, you will wind two warp colors together. Where two colors are wound at the same time,thread the first color on shaft  1 and 3 and the second color on shafts 2 and 4." 

That seems straightforward, however, the warp color order/threading draft does not reflect that threading order.  For the example, the second 20 thread repeat indicates that the first of the two colors is to be threaded on shaft 4 and the second on shaft 3. The draft continues with  threading on shafts 5 and 6, with the first color of the two thread (20x) repeat on shaft 5 and in the next 20 thread repeat, the first thread is to be threaded on shaft 6. Help! What am I missing?

 

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Warp color order

The warp color order is not a threading draft. It is a reference table to tell you how many ends to wind of each color. What you are reading as "shaft 5", for example, is not a shaft - it is color 5,"Old Gold".
So wind your warp according to this table, then thread according to the Draft, where you apply the instruction about the alternating colors.

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Help with instructions

I understand now!  Thank you for explaining so clearly.  Guess I was making it harder than it needed to be.  I completely missed the straight draw threading to the right of the color order!

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