Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Last of the Calendar Towels

After only 2+ years, I have worked through all of the pictures from the 2010 Calendar that caught my attention as a color inspiration.  I honestly didn't think it would take so long, but life and other weaving projects intervened.  I figured that I have woven around 140 of these towels.  Ten towels were woven for each month (except August's) and several were woven a second time.

The last month was May.  This posed a bit of a challenge, mainly because of all of the bright green and yellow color in the picture.  Lots of primary brightness. 

I was able to find colors in the flowers that weren't as bright - browns, melon and red colors.  In addition to the bright Kelly green there were darker greens in the background. 

These towels, like the others were woven with 10/2 perle cotton sett at 24 epi.  The threading was an 8 point twill and woven with a 2-2-1-1-1 8-shaft pattern.  One towel in each weft color was treadled as threaded, i.e., treadled as an 8-point twill, resulting in regular diamonds.  The second towel in each color was treadled as something else, e.g., irregular point twill, M's & W's, extended point twill, etc.

It has been a great experience and I've learned a lot about how to use color effectively.  I'm sure there will be more colorful towels in the future.

green weft
brown weft

red weft
melon weft
yellow weft


Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

I'm just learning to weave at my local Art Center and am fascinated by your towels. I hope to understand more as time goes by but for now may I say "They are lovely"

Cindie said...

What a great idea to challenge yourself with color. I might have to think about this for the future.......

Logan said...

Hi Ingrid: I found some time to view your weaving blog and just love what you create. Love how you draw colors from nature. Beautiful!