I have about 6 of the December towels woven. I am making two of each warp color. I'm not sure though if I will use the dark brown as weft. I also think that I might spend more time on the warp stripe designs on later towels. I think this one is too regular - a too even distribution of the colors. They look pretty good and I am anxious to see them off the loom and washed. I'm not sure the colors are ones I would want to have per se though...
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I started looking at the yarn colors I had (and recently ordered) and came up with color combinations for the series of towels I am planning.
I decided to start with December. There are only 5 colors and I though it might be an easier way to begin. I am using a random stripe generator located at: www.kissyourshadow.com/stripe_maker.php It allows you to pick the number of different colors and the width of stripes desired.
For this set, I am planning to use an 8-shaft dornick twill I found in Carol Strickler's book: "A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns" The twill will be regular but the colored stripes will be of varying widths, so the colored stripes will not match the pattern exactly. This normally makes the end textile look more complicated than it is. I am hoping that it won't look too busy.
The yarn is 10/2 cotton for both warp and weft. I wound on enough for 10 towels. I will be using some of the warp yarn colors for the weft, probably the light blue and pink to start.
We'll see how it works. More later...