|All-over twill towel, cottolin warp, linen/cotton flaky blend weft.|
Yes, it's true, I haven't done much weaving of late. And yes, that is that same stripe half-bleached/natural cottolin warp. I've woven a few more towels on it, some shown here. There were a few I forgot to photograph before they were sold in June, darn! A friend asked for a plaid towel so I'll be working on that later today and tomorrow, and hopefully there will be enough warp for one more plaid towel, I would like one for myself, it was my favorite. Several of these towels were sold at Art in the Yard in June.
I enjoyed coming up with variations on borders, and/or using different cotton or cotton/linen blend wefts. I have three very large cones of a cotton/linen flaky blend from WEBS, so sometime in the future, I'll need to weave a raft of these for myself, and likely a couple small tablecloths, too.
These are pics of a few towels from this 10 shaft twill warp.
|Completed towel (from pic above).|
|These were Christmas gifts, towel on the left for my SIL Trina, towel on right for my sister Julie.|
|This time, a teal weft for the border pattern.|
|Two more border towels, cottolin warp and weft.|
I've been weaving the same types of things for a long time, and really need a change in my weaving. Because of needing to move back to southern WI, and total uncertainty when it will take place given the work I have to do on my home, and the economy, I am no longer participating in a nearby gallery. Outside of the upcoming CranberryFest guild sale, I have no local/area places to sell my work.
I am hungry to learn new things, learn some new skills, then put them together in my weaving. This would seem to be the ideal time to move in a new direction, and so I finally am, both in my weaving, and my life.