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Quilt Block Tea Towels Finished

Finally hemmed!

Towels

Quilt block tea towels

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Tea Towel Progress

I have finished the purple tea towel, and have moved on to a red one.

Towel

Red weft

I won’t be weaving for a while due to a broken toe.

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Tea Towel Progress

I have finished the hot pink tea towel, and have moved on to a purple one.

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Purple weft

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Tea Towel Progress

I have finished the turquoise tea towel, and have moved on to a hot pink one.

Towel

Hot pink weft

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Tea Towel Progress

The loom is warped and I am off weaving.

Quilt_Block

Progress so far

The plan is to do twelve towels for the kitchen.  Two blue, two red, two yellow, two pink,  two turquoise, and two purple.  The pattern for these is “Quilt Block Towels” from Handwoven’s Top Ten Towels on Eight Shafts.  I changed the sett from 24 to 20, and am using a different yarn – so hopefully I calculated enough yardage.  I might only get 11 towels, so I will do one of each colour and then pick the weft colour I like least for the very last towel – that way I can sacrifice it if I run out of warp.  A picture of the colours can be seen here.

I didn’t double the threads well, and it’s causing me some unevenness.  I’ll finish this towel as is since the bobbins are wound.  I’ve ordered a double bobbin shuttle for the rest of them.

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Quilt Block Tea Towels

My string has arrived for my next weaving project (always an inspiration to finish the current one).

I plan to wind a white warp for twelve towels for the kitchen.  Two blue, two red, two yellow, two pink,  two turquoise, and two purple.  After so many yards of plain linen, I want something fun and colourful on the loom next.

Cotton

8/2 unmercerized cotton

The pattern for these will be “Quilt Block Towels” from Handwoven’s Top Ten Towels on Eight Shafts.

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Rainbow Towels Finished

Rainbow Stars Towels

Finished towels

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Towels In Progress

Warping the loom and adjusting everything wasn’t nearly has much of a chore as had been described.  I would the instructions in Joanne Hall’s Tying up the Countermarch Loom to be incredibly helpful.  I really don’t like fiddling with the Texsolv anchor pins when trying to get them into the bottom of the treadles.  It’s a pain in the behind and hurts my hands.  I think at some point I’ll be converting to the Vävstuga Tie-Up System, of which I have heard good things.  Also I bump by head on the bottom of the vertical countermarch a lot while climbing inside the loom.  ~ow~  Still, it is a dream to weave on.

Anyways, the towels are now well underway and I’m liking the way they are turning out.

Rainbow Stars Towels

Towels in progress

Rainbow Stars Towels

Can you see the stars?

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Rainbow Star Towels

For a first project I thought I’d try something simple to learn the loom using familiar materials, namely 8/2 unmercerized cotton.

The plan – rainbow star tea towels.

Rainbow Stars Towels

Computer-generated drawdown (partial)

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Sunflower Twill Tea Towels Done!

Sunflower Twill Towels

Sunflower Twill Towels

8/2 unmercerized cotton in natural, yellow, dark green, and black
Pattern from Handwoven (colours modified)

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