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2012 Christmas Towels

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RepWeaver Towel, Warp #90-7 detail
RepWeaver Towels, Warp #90
RepWeaver Towels, Warp #90
RepWeaver Towel #90-6 detail
RepWeaver Towel #90-6
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 11/26/2012 - Mon, 12/24/2012
Yarn
Yarn: 10/2 Mercerized Cotton
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Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Glimåkra Standard
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Sett: 
30.00 EPI
Width on Loom: 
21.50 in
Finished Width: 
19.00 in
Notes: 

I was weaving these up until the very last minute before Christmas.

Added two photos of the red towel as requested.

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Just lovely

and has a middle-east/east Indian feel to it (to me). Would you share the origin of the pattern or the draft??

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These are

beautiful - love the variety

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Beautiful!

Oh, beautiful!   Any chance you could post a better picture of that orange piece.   I'd like to see a bigger picture - it's really lovely.

 

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I am so in love! These are

I am so in love! These are amazing.

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Many Thanks

Your kind comments mean so very much to me.

To coastalgal: The draft is on page 121 of one of my all-time favorite books, Carol Strickler's "Weaver's Book of 8 Shaft Patterns". Check it out at the Interweave Store.

To endorph: Weaving towels is wonderful fun. Trying out various colors as pattern weft, each towel becomes a color study. Adding a variegated warp end every so often at random adds interest.

To SallyE: There are two red towels, each with a different tie-up and treadling. One has already been gifted. I'll photograph the one remaining and add it here a.s.a.p.

To prairiegirl: Thank you, that means a lot to me.

Positive comments from other weavers really give me a boost and send me back to the loom eager for another adventure. You are very kind. Thanks, everyone!

RepWeaver

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Thank you.....That is one of my favorite books as well, I'll take it off the shelf and begin thinking about my next towel warp........my favorite thing to weave!

appreciate your sharing. The orange is probably my fav. Beautiful work.

elaine

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ReedGuy's picture
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Excellent

Very well done. Excellent work. Someone is going to get a nice gift. :)

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Thanks!

Thank you, ReedGuy.

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Beautiful!

I have 8-shaft envy again!  The variety is great.  My kind of weaving, since I don't like repeating anything.

Jenny in Charlevoix the Beautiful

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Hi, Jenny

Yes, having eight shafts is pretty sweet. I admit to wishing for more, too, though. It's tough to self limit. On the other hand there are no end of beautiful possibilities with four. And I am blown away by those of us who do amazing weaving on incredibly simple looms. Laverne Waddington is a prime example.
Thanks for your kind comment.
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