June Towels Underway

The June towels are on the loom and underway.  I have a shorter warp this month, 4 yards, which should allow me to make three towels.  I have about six inches of the first towel woven so far, and it looks like it is going to work.

I decided to add a ladder hem-stitch to the towels to reflect the lace squares.  It takes a little longer though, because two rows of hemstitching are needed at each end.  Still, I think it will be a nice effect.  The lace will open up when taken off the loom and washed.

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I also have been working on  some rep weave mats.  Going for a vintage look in red and yellow.  The materials are 2/8 cotton, with mop cotton for the thick ribs and 2/8 cotton again for the thin ribs.

Because rep weave is based on a double weave structure, I was able to weave the coordinating napkins on the same warp, by weaving one above the other in two layers, in plain weave.  Imagine these at the breakfast table, with a yellow cereal bowl, cornflakes and bananas, toast and fresh strawberry jam!

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This was based on an old upholstery pattern from Lilly Mills  first published in the 1960s.

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One Response to June Towels Underway

  1. Vicki says:

    Love the red, I am still of the mind that they are too nicen to use!

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