July Towels Finished

Despite being away from home on an awesome camping trip down the Oregon coast, then on to California and Arizona, I managed to finish the July towels.

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Three distinct towels on the same 4 yard warp.  Following Jane Stafford’s rule of thirds, I warped the first third in wider stripes and the other two thirds in narrow stripes.  So, depending on how you fold the towels into thirds for display, you have two unique looks.

For the first towel, I used the same colours as the warp, weaving wide stripes then narrow stripes  following the colour order of the warp.

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The second towel was woven with just the sand colour.

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For the third towel I chose a lighter grey and a brighter blue to soften the colours and to give it a more summery look

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Meanwhile, the camping trip was perfect.  The first week, the whole family stayed at Nehalem Bay state park, just south of Cannon Beach.  With sun and sand, children and grandchildren, campfires and our family chefs, we had a great time, and delicious food, including Jambalaya, campfire apple crisp, and s’mores cooked with fruit, marshmallows, and chocolate in waffle bowls over the campfire.  Hayden, at age 10, was a star as assistant chef.

The second week, Ron and I headed south as the family headed back home.  We visited San Francisco and the Napa Valley.  we took the ferry across to San Francisco so we didn’t have to worry about driving in the city.  Rode the double-decker  bus across the Golden Gate Bride and nearly lost my hat.  The wind was exhilarating! We had lunch in Chinatown and walked around the shops.

The next day we went to the Napa Valley and enjoyed the vineyards and tastings.  Then on to Palm Springs, and then to Phoenix.  It was hot, hot, hot.  Good summer memories.

 

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4 Responses to July Towels Finished

  1. Vicki says:

    Awesome Barb, forget the towels, they could be scarves , glad you had a good trip and great family time.

  2. KerryCan says:

    This pattern is still so appealing to me! I love seeing how it went from draft to actual towels. And your trip sounds wonderful, too–you packed a lot into July!

  3. Thanks, Kerry. I love how the colours work together. And the towels had two distinct sides, so hard to decide which way to hem them!

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