This year I have been weaving in turned twill. I love the look that is coming to life here, and the ability to expose colour changes while still weaving with one weft. So, I decided to make classic Christmas towels in red and green and white. The warp on the loom – red borders, and columns of white and light and dark green. A simple arrangement of traditional seasonal colours. Fat stripes, thin stripes.
A few days later, and I was rolling the towels off the loom! I love watching them puddle on the floor.
Six perfect towels. Towel #1 was woven almost Tromp-as-Writ. Red borders, White crossing white, green crossing green. Of course, I was using up all my stash, I used the last of my emerald green and Forrest green in the warp, so I used spruce green in the weft.
Towel #2 was woven using only red weft. As the twill is turned from 3/1 twill to 1/3 twill the white and green made their way to the surface.
Towels #3 and #4, woven with only green weft. Towel 3 uses Spruce green – reminiscent of evergreen trees. Towel 4 uses a brighter Limette green and narrow stripes of red. and makes me think of gaily wrapped presents under the tree.
Towel #5 is woven with natural weft and used a sequence of fat, medium and skinny twill turns.
And finally Towel #6 woven with bleached white weft, and repeating sequences of twill turns.
Stash-busting at its finest, and seasonal towels for gifting.