July Towels – A Day at the Beach

OK, I’m going totally off book on this one.  The original article has the July Towels in red, white, and blue in the same rosepath draft that was used for the April towels.

So first, I decided that I didn’t want to do rosepath again, and thought about a nice goose-eye twill.  Then I saw this pretty little twill draft, and that’s what I am going to use.  It has  nice diamond twill shapes with some short floats in the centres.  Pretty, and still done on four shafts, which is part of the criteria.

Towel draft


Next the question of colours.  I thought about red, white and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July, with our American friends. Or just red and white, to celebrate Canada Day (July 1st).  But one of the criteria I set for this series of towels is to use up the stash on my studio shelves, a sort of yarn and fibre diet.  So, checking my shelves, I have very little white cotton left, and I did not have the right shades of red and blue.

Then, through serendipity, I was browsing through Ravelry and  came across the Summer Weave Along on the Jane Stafford Group.  The picture shown to inspire summer weaving is a beautiful beach scene, with water, sand, clouds and grasses.  That’s it! I cried.  So these colours from my shelf are going in to the towels.  Light sand colour for the beach, gold for the golden sunlight, grey for the clouds, and a light blue grey for the water and sky.



Let the winding of the warp begin.


About spinweaverbarbara

I have been steadily weaving since 1980. I enjoy sharing and passing on my learning.
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8 Responses to July Towels – A Day at the Beach

  1. Vicki says:

    Look forward to seeing the finished towels,!

  2. KerryCan says:

    I like this a lot! The draft is very appealing and I have a lot of cotton thread to use up, too–maybe this will be my next project!

  3. Looking forward to seeing how you blend the colors.

  4. Doreen MacL says:

    Have enjoyed your blog posts, inspiring! You are on my list now for sure.,

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