Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ta Dah

These are the colors I selected for this set of towels. I realize they're pretty Easter eggish, but I just started weaving towels last Easter - if you remember my purple liturgical towels.

I felt generous since I had less loom waste and decided to give each towel an extra 3" since the pattern was pretty wide. Man, oh, man, what a close call. I squose out every inch I could to make the last towel the same length as the others.






I threw them over the balcony to show Ian what they looked like. I thought it was funny but he saw what I didn't - a photo op. That's a lot of weaving, yards worth actually.





I made a threading error but didn't realize it until I was half-way through the third towel. You can see it. I actually kind of like the goof but want to do it again but actually in the center.

Here they are - dish towels in huck-a-
back pattern. I know everyone says it, but they really do look better in real.

14 comments:

marion said...

It is funny, isn't it. Both towels, both the same pattern but oh, are they different. Your easter colours are yummie. Indeed like the colours of childrens painted easter eggs. It makes me smile.

marion said...

Hi Sharon,

I had the outer two threads doubled and the outer 10 threads (12 if you count the doubled threads as wel) the colour of the weft. This means I changed these threads at every towel. I made two small (12 threads each) chains en cut the outer 10 threads of of the warp(12) used a pin to pin them in order so the right thread went again in the right heddle (I learned the hard way). I knotted each new thread at the 'old'ones and I weighted those 10 (12) threads with 450 grams. I think a little less wieght would have been better. So yes it was a lot of work, tying and threading those threads at every towel, but it was well worth it.
I hope this helps you.

Theresa said...

They look pretty great in pictures too! Nice job!

Hilary said...

I think they are stunning....and I love the colors.

Benita said...

I like the "goof" and would have thought it was intentional if you hadn't mentioned it. And what yummy colors!!! After all the snow, you need something spring-like.

vlb5757 said...

Those are awesome! They turned out beautifully whether Eastery or not!

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

I love the colors very vibrant and joyful.

bspinner said...

I love your "happy" colors. Gives me a smile when I look at them. I love that you left the error in. Makes them truly original.

Carolyn said...

Great colors! They are cheerful.

beadlizard said...

I saw the threading error and thought, "Sharon has such a great sense of humor!" It adds charm to the towels.

Annie said...

No, I wouldn't put the 'goof' (didn't see that word before) in the center. it wouldn't look half so good and it would make the towel 'break in halves', if you know what I mean. The way they are now would be something I could have done on purpose: it makes them look 'designed', not comercially woven. I think they are very pretty: design as well as colours.

Sharon said...

I appreciate all your comments. I've gone back over this a couple of times and guess I have to agree that a centered goof doesn't add a thing to the towels. I need them to be more narrow so I can weave them on Maudie Mae and start a rug on Miss Millie. I guess I'll just use five repeats of the pattern instead of six. Thanks for the help!!

Leigh said...

Gosh, I think they look great in photographs! Beautiful Sharon. Really like those colors. And you're being so productive!

Life Looms Large said...

Beautiful towels!! I love the colors!! That's one of my favorite things about towels - you can go wild with colors that you might not otherwise wear or use to decorate your house.

Congrats on a great project!
Sue