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Scrap Happy November

November 15, 2019

tea towels – hot off the loom

they’re not finished – waiting to be hemmed, washed and trimmed

warp threads were all small cones of leftover cotton yarns

it was difficult to arrange a colour sequence that was pleasing

the yarn ran out in the pink stripe and there are a few threads of a different shade

the weft threads – (used for the weaving) are cotton and linen

they are a different pastel in each towel

using up whatever weights and colours from the stash that were compatible

there are still leftover colours – scraps

and a pile of thrums

for non-weavers these are the warp yarns left on the loom which are impossible to weave

every weaver has thrums – I use them for stitching and sometimes weaving

but they seem to multiply over night – more scraps!

oops! I forgot to include Kate’s link to other Scrap Happy folks;

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2019 5:52 pm

    Those are just beautiful. If I’d made those I’d be looking for a way to wear them or display them in my home.


    • November 15, 2019 10:00 pm

      thanks Kate – but they are just tea towels!


      • November 16, 2019 1:48 am

        Not ‘just’, they are gorgeous pieces of textile.


      • November 16, 2019 8:22 am

        Kate – thanks, I’ve always used tea towels to experiment with colours and patterns often using the ideas in more serious work. Silk scarves maybe?


      • November 16, 2019 6:12 pm

        If they were mine, I’d stitch them into long panels and use those to make a long duster coat with big pockets. I’d probably need a lot more, but what an amazing garment that would turn out to be…


      • November 16, 2019 11:13 pm

        Kate – I do have a few clothing pieces that come close to that – mostly woven for conferences. a long handspun vest woven in multi-coloured blocks of natural dyed silk. Haven’t worn it in years but I do wear the Japanese hanten/jacket I made for the conference 2 years ago. 🙂

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  2. November 15, 2019 11:29 am

    They’re SO pretty! I hope you don’t delay getting them hemmed and washed; someone will thoroughly enjoy having those!


    • November 15, 2019 12:03 pm

      Sue – thank you, they are rather bright. I find the crazy, bright ones sell better than quiet traditional colours and patterns. Hems will be finished tonight and then into the wash.


  3. claire93 permalink
    November 15, 2019 10:13 am

    I always love listening to “Weaver-speak” with all the wefts, warps and thrums. Haven’t got a clue what any of it means, but love the woven results!


    • November 15, 2019 12:07 pm

      Claire – I enjoy the scraphappy folks because I learn about new language and materials. It is good to know people are still interested in handmade quality and beauty.


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