Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Finished Towels

I finished up four towels last night, with about a yard of loom waste on the back beam.
The one hemmed towel is 13.75" x 31" a bit on the longish side but I expect it to shrink a bit.

Hand hemming wasn't really all that bad, just a bit more time consuming. I have three great towel to keep and one to give to a friend's hubby that often cooks us lunch and delivers to work, it's always a wonderful treat when he show up with goodies for us.
I loved working on the towels and figure that I can get some done for next Christmas now that I have the experience of the first set. I must admit that next time I will work with shorter warp, I tend to wrap my warping board on the long side always fearing that I won't have enough for loom waste, but now I know that I can warp less and not have the tangle issues I had with this cotton. I also have learned that if I make two or three warps at once, I won't have any lapse time between dressing my loom and weaving. If anything, I am learning and that's a really great feeling.
Mr. Deepend has a car show this weekend (he's won 1st place 3 years running hoping for the 4th) this means, I have a free Saturday to play with yarn! I'm excited with the ideas of spending the day at the loom.


Acorn to Oak said...

Nice! I like the little tag too. :-)

Theresa said...

They are wonderful and how nice of that person to bring you all lunch once in a while. Most certainly hand woven towel worthy and those are lovely towels
Oh, a whole day to play with the loom. Oh the possibilities! Hope Mr. Deep End gets his 4th 1st!

Delighted Hands said...

The towels turned out wonderfully-great job! Anyone would be thrilled to receive one as a gift.
Have fun Sat with the loom time and hope your dh does well at the car show!

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

what great towels!

It's your fault I went out today and bought an immersion blender to make that carrot soup....of course I forgot the coconut milk so it won't get made right away, but in the near future.

Judy said...

What great towels!! I love the stripes and the dimensionality of the weave structure. The great thing will be every time you use them, you'll be delighted that you created them. Isn't weaving grand?


Thanks, guys I will pass on the well wishes to Mr. Deepend and am planning my day to the last second. It's such a shame that I can't just have loom days everyday.. Ah retirement..

Cindie - enjoy the blender, one of the best gadets I've bought in a long time. I can make smoothies that are just to die for and good for the waist line ;)