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.
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.