Saturday, August 16, 2014

Finally done

Towels are all washed and sewn!  Finally, I'm done with these pinkless towels!

I love the way they turned out... each and every one of them!
I like them more now that they are done and not on the loom... sometimes it happens that way.

My friend really wanted the one on the far left, the striped one.  What a good choice!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Off the loom

 I finally cut the towels off the loom.  I'm actually glad to be done with these ones!

What did I do with the edges of the very colorful ones?  Well, I just cut off the threads and left it.  Turn your head away if you must... 

But I figured that there is enough weaving with each color that it will hold together well enough.  And if I'm wrong?  Well, I'm wrong and I'll know for next time!!

Look at the goodie that came in the mail last week!!  I'm so excited to get started!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The last towel

For this last towel, I decided to go back and do another pinwheel, because it overall was my very favorite design.

This time, instead of changing colors every row, I decided to do groups of colors.  I am doing a few rows of the same light yarn and the same dark yarn, and when it runs out, then I change it.

I like it the best of all! 

The edges are much cleaner and you can still have the fun pinwheel look, but without all those color changes.

This time, it's actually relaxing to do these pinwheels!  I was so tired of the color changes, and I'm still not sure what the best method is to fix the edges of the first 3 towels!

If the color ends somewhere in the row, then that's ok!  I just pick up where I left off and keep going!  I think it looks neat!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Celebrate the stripes

 Forget the weft color changes this time around!

It's so nice just to weave with one color!

I like the flow I can get into! 

This is one of my most favorite 4-shaft weaves.  I love this texture!  I discovered it 5 years ago when I first got my loom.  I wove a very small ending piece and I have loved it ever since!  I loved how nicely it washed up, and it's something different.  The texture is always so nice with this one!

I decided to use natural colored weft so that no one color would stand out.  Here is the pattern for 8-shafts, but it's originally a 4-shaft pattern.

These warp stripes make this towel look like so much fun!

Friday, August 8, 2014

These color changes...

... are driving me crazy!  What I really want to do is just weave a one shuttle weave right now!  I am getting tired of stopping to change colors after every 8 treadles.  Ugh!!

However, while I was weaving, here are some other delightful combinations I came up with, not that I'm chomping at the bit to get started on these or anything!  But I am tucking these away for future reference!

#1: red, orange, red, orange, yellow, green, yellow, green, blue, purple, blue, purple:

#2: red, orange, red, orange, yellow, orange, yellow, orange, yellow, green, yellow, green, blue, green, blue, green, blue, purple, blue, purple, red, purple, red, purple

I liked this idea I came up with for the above combinations, so I thought since I was getting tired of the color changes anyway, I would try something like it on this latest towel.  I used several colors in a row before changing them out.  It made for less floats on the sides, AND I could weave through the rest of this one towel so much faster.  Here is what it looks like:

You can hardly tell I cheated on this very last section!  And it got me through it.

I think I might do a one shuttle weave next... and if I run out of warp, that is fine by me!  I'm getting tired of this one anyway!  :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Experiment 2

I decided to start with experiment #2, which looks like this:

So far, I love it!  It's neat to weave something you created... well, as far as I know I created this.  Who knows, maybe I am just re-inventing the wheel!  It's hard to tell with weaving because it's been around for so long and so many great brains are thinking things up all the time!

I really love the texture!  It's really neat!  

One side of this weave has an emphasis on the warp, and the other side emphases the weft.  It almost reminds me of a lace weave, but not quite.

And we'll wrap things up with a little bit o'David!

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Trying out the new tie-up and it's closer.

The colors are a lot more concentrated.