|The cotton towels off the loom|
Even though the towels are woven, they are not quite finished. I had a lot of broken warp threads that have to be woven into the cloth. Then I secure the two end of the warp on my sewing machine and then wash the towels. Next comes cutting them apart and hemming them. I always hem my towels by hand.
|Cones of yarn|
Now my weaving studio looks pretty disastrous. I have cones of cotton all over the floor. I am putting colors together to see how they will work. Its all part of the design process for me. I have lots of blues and greens and purples to play with.
|More color combinations|
I am doing another set of towels to give as gifts for my trip to Ireland. I'll be putting on a natural colored warp in a bird eye twill pattern. I plan to do different color combinations for
different towels. Its all in my head right now but I am hoping it translates well to the loom.
I found this version of bird eye twill on this site. As you can see it makes diamonds with a dot in the center. Its a pattern I like to weave but I have never used it for towels.