|Red Dog on the Loom|
|Purple Dog on the Loom|
My daughter wanted dish towels for her university apartment. She chose a kit from Halcyon Yarn. Normally, I don't weave with kits, but I wanted to try out their 8/2 unmercerized cotton. The jury is still out on how well I like the cotton, but the towels are coming out very pretty. This is the first time I've woven waffle weave. The waffles will show up better when the towels are off the loom and washed, but you can see them forming now. There will be three towels when I'm finished and each will be a different color in the weft. Here's Towel Number One, woven with a light green weft:
Towel Number Two is woven with a dark green weft - almost a grey-brown-olive color:
Towel Number Three is woven with a teal weft. I'm scared about this one because I don't think there's enough weft thread. We'll see!
I've finished some projects that were woven earlier in the year. I think I like to weave, and hate to hem! Here is a set of four towels in a Barleycorn weave. I love barleycorn almost as much as overshot. It's very similar, but not quite the same. These were woven at the General Sam Houston Folk Festival this past April. Such fun!
Well, I'd better get back to the loom and finish Towel Number Three! I have at least two towel project lined up after this one!