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Spring clean up

March 18, 2015

the tea towels are finished

weaving-finishing

using a boucle for the heavy weft and a different colour fine weft is a good change

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what’s next?

bath towels for me, using the handspun cotton/linen for weft

same weave structure

when I peg in a 10 shaft pattern on the dobby loom it is nice to use it more than once

weaving-finishing

the fleece takes time to prepare but spins up quickly

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I’m forcing myself to finish or it will end up on the bottom of a pile again

and I’m in a hurry to spin this lovely Romney next

from Knotty by Nature, dyed black/purple by Ryan

very difficult to photograph

spinning

today is garden pick-up, thank goodness

I can stop cutting down the garden

and start Spring house cleaning – I know my priorities!

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2015 10:08 am

    Thanks for shwing your creativity to us by your writing. its amazing article about towels. All the best for it and please keep it up. writing and shearing.

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  2. March 19, 2015 6:54 am

    I keep coming back to look at your towels – what a beautiful design – refreshing colors and this graphical pattern together with boucle structure – perfect.

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    • March 19, 2015 8:38 am

      Alfia – thank you. All the colour changes and the thick and thin threading takes extra time but I really like this pattern.

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  3. March 19, 2015 2:25 am

    Where do you get all your energy?! I get tired reading your posts . . .

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  4. Judi bushby permalink
    March 18, 2015 9:15 pm

    The tea towels look amazing. How wonderful to be able to make your own towels. Your energy continues to astound.

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  5. emilysuzanna permalink
    March 18, 2015 8:32 pm

    The tea towels are lovely! So spring-y. Is there any chance of adding a couple to my collection?

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    • March 18, 2015 11:07 pm

      Suzanna – I’ll take a close-up picture tomorrow and send you an email. They were made for a studio tour next month so you can have first choice.

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      • emilysuzanna permalink
        March 19, 2015 8:06 pm

        I’d love that!

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  6. March 18, 2015 7:49 pm

    Love the colours. Such luxury! handwoven teatowels!

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  7. March 18, 2015 4:03 pm

    Good luck with the bath towels!

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