It's been a while since I posted anything new. I have been weaving but just doing more towels - different colors but similar yarns, sett and structures. But I've liked them. These are all woven using 10/2 mercerized cotton yarn. They were sett at 28 epi. They were threaded to some sort of 8 point twill - regular point, M's & W's, M's & M's, irregular 8-shaft point, etc. The tie-up is a 3-2-1-1-1-1 twill. In all cases, warp yarns were used for the weft and the towels were treadled in each color as a regular 8-point twill and then the next instance of that weft color was treadled as an irregular point twill; M's & W's, M's & M's, etc.
Two of the color combinations were ones I had used before. In this first set, originally woven for my friend Odette, the sequence of the warp threads were as I wove these towels before. http://foothillweaving.blogspot.com/2015/09/springy-towels.html
|Odette Towel Yarns|
Looking for other color combinations, I looked at http://www.design-seeds.com This website presents pictures than color pallets derived from those pictures. I loved this picture of multi-colored carrots.
|Mixed Carrot Towel Yarns|
|Mixed Carrot Towels|
My friend Sue was looking for towels that would match an upholstered sofa. Working with the vagaries of computer screens and printers, I found a combination of colors we both liked. The resulting towels gave a fairly broad range of overall colors.
|Sue's Towel Yarns|
This last set of towels is one of my favorites. This is actually the fourth time I've woven towels using this color combination. This time I did find a different striping sequence and although the proportions of each color was about the same. These towels were sett at 30 epi. I think this thickness of towels is very good. It is easier to thread the warp through the reed using two threads per dent on a 15 dent reed rather than a combination of 2-2-2-1 per dent for a 28 epi sett.
|SF Towel Inspiration Picture|
|SF Towel Yarns|
I am currently working on some other projects that are not towels.