I decided to weave off the last towel after breakfast and was about 10" into it when there was an explosion at my loom and stuff went flying everywhere. The wooden dowel that I had substituted for a steel rod (that I haven't bought yet) just splintered and flew, taking stuff piled on the castle went with it. I had to cut the loops and tie on with overhand knots. Warp lost.
I hate always learning things the hard way on every project. Somehow I had a bunch of heddles on one side of my third shed. I have no idea why that shed or how that many could even accrue on a shed. They rubbed selvedge threads mercilessly and caused multiple breakages. I just wanted to be done with this project so I could redistribute the heddles correctly.
I bought this cone of 8/2 cotton when we were at Woodland Woolworks last summer. I'm not sure what color to call it but once I got it home, I couldn't find a use for it until that last towel.
I love how it works with this variegated warp. It's my favorite of the four-towel set, but with the loss of warp, I can't get the full length from this towel that I would otherwise have. Yes, I know. I was on borrowed time with the wooden dowel. And I'm buying a steel rod when I'm in town this week.
It's been like this all day. I hadn't planned to stay in the studio for five hours, but it's what I ended up doing. I'm into my third placemat but need to cut more strips tomorrow. I decided to spend the rest of the afternoon catching up on blogs and email. It's still snowing.
Here are the towels. Tomorrow I will cut them apart and stitch the hems. I'd like to get the placemats finished as well. I have a two-day color theory class on Friday and Saturday and know that nothing will get done for many days following it. The teacher is Laura Viada. She's from Houston and the class list I received today said to wear old clothes because paints can be messy. I have no idea what to expect. I Googled her today and found that she is an attorney and complex weaver. Interesting~
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