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tea towels, paper thread and paper flowers

May 5, 2014

the loom is naked – but not for long

P1040830tea towels are washed and hemmed

P1040832the weave structure has two very different sides

weft in the brown piece is my hand spun shifu (paper) thread and a two ply paper and ramie yarn from Japan which I dyed with kakishibu

I plan to use it for the covers on the journal I started – back here

the smaller piece is woven with indigo dyed linen and shifu thread

P1040833the Beehive Wool Shop does wonderful windows

P1040813large paper flowers with pom-pom centers

P1040814I love window photos with double images

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Alfia permalink
    May 7, 2014 12:47 am

    Oh, i like these tea towels. Very nice pattern and colors, everything is perfectly “just enough” ,and the handspun yarn makes them extra special.


    • May 7, 2014 7:21 am

      Alfia – thank you, there isn’t any handspun in the tea towels – just the paper thread in the two smaller pieces.


  2. May 5, 2014 5:34 pm

    The tea towels are so cute! Love this weave structure.


    • May 5, 2014 10:17 pm

      Kristin – it is an old upholstery pattern and has a few problems. needs a bit more work.
      Heather – mostly linen, the blue one is linen and hemp, they feel really good.
      Velma – and thank you. I use only handwoven towels – mine and other weavers’ and they give me pleasure every time I pick one up.


  3. May 5, 2014 5:20 pm

    jean, thinking of my towel and seeing the new pieces and it just hit me hard how much LOVE you weave. i am moved. thank you.


  4. May 5, 2014 5:00 pm

    Beautiful tea towels – they will be such a pleasure to use!


  5. May 5, 2014 4:09 pm

    I LOVE the blue and white one of yours that i have but the other is also fabulous. Both are in my new kitchen and make it feel like a real home, my own. And funny: I read too fast, and thought you said the tea towels were hammered, not hemmed! I wondered what kind of technique that would be in weaving (I assumed ironing)!


    • May 5, 2014 4:46 pm

      Aimee – happy you are using the tea towels and enjoying them. hope your new home is comfortable and you get to stay there for awhile. šŸ™‚


  6. May 5, 2014 3:07 pm

    The towels look great. I really love the blue and white–such a classic, traditional combination.


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