Turned Twill Towels

These towels are modelled after those shown in Jane Stafford Online Guild, Season 5, Episode 1, turned twill.  I changed the colour order, making cherry the largest colour.  Then I have stripes of yellow, grey, apricot separated by black to complete the asymmetrical warp.  I loved watching the colours advance, and recede, and even disappear through the manipulation of turned twill.  Jane’s explanations and examples cleared up any doubts and confusion I had about using turned twill. 

Weaving these towels became a journey of joy and exploration.

A change in weft colour from magenta in one towel to cherry in the next, gives a different tone to the towel. 

Alternating stripes, changing the turn of the twill adds dimension.  Here the grey stripe in the first towel looks almost blue against the orange.  And in the narrow strips of apricot and cherry, the shift moves from weft-faced to warp-faced twill.

Dots and dashes are achievable as well.

And weaving with these colours and adding in more made these towels a joy to weave, because everything looked so different from what I thought I was going to see.  Hard to believe they all came from the same warp.  Colour is the star of these towels, but turned twill is a strong supporting cast.

About spinweaverbarbara

I have been steadily weaving since 1980. I enjoy sharing and passing on my learning.
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6 Responses to Turned Twill Towels

  1. Gin says:

    Gorgeous, too beautiful to be towels

  2. Wonderful colours….and very inspiring.

  3. Starr says:

    Such beautiful colors! I love reading about your weaving. I followed Jane’s lesson and also found these towels to be super fun.

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