Monday, January 03, 2011

new season, new weaving

Thank you all for the well wishes! I am doing great and thank God can breathe with ease . I've been off work since December 23 and have been resting, knitting and weaving. Nothing like a little R&R to get your batteries charged and ready to start a new season.
Since I had some time off I warped my loom, no easy feat this time around the warp did not behave well and I wound up cutting 1/4 the chain off the loom ( I warped back to front). Once the cotton decided to untangle and get it's act together I threaded the heddles and tied up the lamms for some cotton dishtowels in waffle weave. I got the pattern from the book Mastering Weave Structures that I checked out of the library, very interesting book with a ton of information.
I'm working with 6/2 cotton in beige and 4/2 cotton in red, 15 dpi reed, 4 shaft waffle weave structure. I wove about 7" and decided to put in a 2" stripe as an accent. I like a nice big towel for the kitchen and have decided that these will be 34" with 2" seams, once I wash it I'll figure out how much it will shrink. (need to measure width on the loom and off)

Blogger thought you guys needed some head twists so this one's sideways, but its a close up of the weave structure. I've woven about 18" and think it's going really quickly so I may be able to get these done this week.


Jeri said...

I love me some waffle weave and have the same book checked out from my library. Did you thread one end in each dent? How many threads across did you use?
--Jeri patternwhisperer on ravelry

Delighted Hands said...

I love my waffle weave towels-you are going to love using these-lookin' very pretty!
(glad you are feeling better!)

Spinning Out of Control said...

Mastering Weave Structures ... you and I are probably the only people in Broward who check this book out, lol! What cotton warp/weft are you using?


Jeri - I did thread one dent per, the yarn is 6/2 cotton that I got with my loom, as most of my yarn is inherited :)

Delighted - thanks, I plan on really using these, I'm excited to see the waffle develop once I wash them.

Spinning - Nah, I used the Dade Cty Library since I haven't even set foot in a local library yet.
same cotton for weft as warp, I can tell you what it is, it came with my loom, but it's probably 10yrs old a whole cone 3800yds was all of $3.00 I have the old tag, really neat to know.

Acorn to Oak said...

I love these towels!

Happy New Year!

Judy said...

Very nice towels! I like the color/weave combination that you chose. I hope that you're feeling 100% very soon.

Take care,

Theresa said...

How did I miss these???LOVE the red and cream. They are going to be handsome. Mastering Weave Structures is a great book. I enjoy mine and thank you for reminding me about it. Time for some rediscovery.

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Waffle weave is on my list of things to try, and I think yours is coming out beautifully!