Christmas Towels

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.

About spinweaverbarbara

I have been steadily weaving since 1980. I enjoy sharing and passing on my learning.
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5 Responses to Christmas Towels

  1. Linda Meneghello says:

    Absolutely beautiful work

  2. Lynne says:

    I love all the different colours and patterns you can get from one warp. Beautiful towels 🥰

  3. Gin says:

    Gorgeous as always

  4. Starr says:

    I’m always excited to see your posts. Lovely Christmas towels. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Elaine says:


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