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stash busting

February 6, 2011

–the towels woven in a 4 harness pattern taken from the Finnish book  are finished.

This only makes a very small dint in my stash!  Woven on a linen warp, each weft is different. From left to right; blue is handspun cotton, 50% recycled blue jeans

– pinky beige is handspun hemp dyed with homegrown madder

-green is commercial 40/1 linen

-grey is European hemp singles, dew retted giving it the silvery colour

-blue is handspun ramie, indigo dyed

-brown is 20/2 linen, dyed with kakishibu

– red, upper right, is commercial cotton recycled from a guild member’s stash 

Hems were woven with linen, turned back and stitched to the double row of hem stitching.

 Although it is a simple looking 4 harness pattern it difficult to see treadling mistakes on the loom and it looked different after washing–that’s when the mistakes pop up.

The double hemstitching, on both ends took a fair amount of time but I think they are worth it. The linen gives them a crisp hand.

The red piece will be a sample in the book and if there is time some small Valentines.

Now off to wind another warp.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Renee' Leach permalink
    June 21, 2012 9:39 pm

    Those are beautiful.


  2. February 6, 2011 3:38 pm

    don’t they look marvelous all washed and ironed and ready to be loved/used! this is the weaving i could NOT ever discipline myself to do (i tried). useful, beautiful, deceptively simple, really complex. but each one has it’s own personality. i like the pinkybeige one best… until i look at the rest.


  3. February 6, 2011 2:32 pm

    Beautiful. What an effortxx ewll donexlynda


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