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