Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This and that.........

 Today I spent some time hemming towels. There are 8 of these blue towels that were sold before they were woven.......

 ......and these four are a wedding gift, they are colors being used in the kitchen of the new bride & groom.....I hope they enjoy using them.  This draft is from the Marguerite Davison book, A Handweaver's Pattern Book. I really like it and may eventually weave more.

Yesterday afternoon I pulled out these cones of 10/2 perle cotton for this years Christmas cards. Even though I was tired as heck yesterday afternoon I wound the warp and got it on the loom ready to weave. Late this afternoon I decided to weave the first row to see how they would look - I like them and ended up weaving 3 more rows - each row has enough to make 3 cards. I won't show the cards here until after I mail them out in December but I will take pictures along the way and tell where I got the draft from.........that I altered greatly.........and my alterations are much better than the least in my mind.........

Very tired of upper 80/low 90 degree temps, still dry as a bone, no rain, fire season still in effect - what happened to autumn???


  1. I LOVE those towels!! So intricate, yet simple. Off to look at my copy of Davison's!

  2. I am inspired as a new weaver to try dishtowels. I have the Davison book out and see page 84 and row 314, but the smaller repeat with the white circles/ovals is not on there. Any thing you are willing to share is most appreciated.


    1. Barbara, the draft in the Davison book is on page 46, Herringbone Mix. #III. The book shows the repeat but then to balance and be the same on the other edge of the towel you'll have to end with one more of the first section of 23 ends.


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