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September Towel – Turned Monk’s Belt

With Turned Monk’s Belt both the background and the pattern threads are contained in the warp and this weave thus requires only one shuttle to weave the weft.  The pattern will appear as vertical stripes in the finished towels. I’m … Continue reading

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August Towels Completed at Last

August was a month of travelling as well as hot, hot, dry days with severe watering restrictions that destroyed my lawn and garden.  Then the last three days brought in a strong and windy storm that knocked over trees with … Continue reading

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August Towels

The towels for August are based on Huck Lace.  Using a design layout similar to the towels for June, this gives me a great opportunity to investigate the differences between Atwater Bronson Lace and Huck Lace.  And I will also … Continue reading

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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. Three distinct towels on the same 4 yard warp.  Following Jane Stafford’s rule … Continue reading

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June Towels – Washed, Pressed, Hemmed

The June towels are hot off the loom, and washed, pressed and hemmed.  I really like the elegance of the little lace squares, the ladder hemstitching and the naturally coloured cotton.        I wish you could touch them.  They have … Continue reading

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June Towels Underway

The June towels are on the loom and underway.  I have a shorter warp this month, 4 yards, which should allow me to make three towels.  I have about six inches of the first towel woven so far, and it … Continue reading

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June Towel of the Month – a little lace

This is a lovely towel woven in Atwater-Bronson Lace, where the lace forms small frames around a plain weave centre.  This is done in two blocks on four shafts.  I decided to use some Fox Fibre naturally coloured cotton for these … Continue reading

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May Towels Completed

After the warp was finally on the loom correctly the weaving itself was fairly quick and easy.  For the first towel, the decorative threads were 2/8 cotton in dark green.  The design showed up as lengthwise lace threads in the … Continue reading

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May Towel Finally on the Loom

I finally have the “May Towel of the Month on the loom after a couple of false starts.  I made the choice to use 2/8 cotton in natural colour for the body of the towel, and a very pretty cable … Continue reading

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Invitation to Weave Along – May Towel of the Month

Weaving the towels shown in the last post challenged me to follow up with the article and weave a set of towels each month.  I extend the invitation to “weave along” to other weavers out there, both new weavers and … Continue reading

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