Wondrous Wednesdays: The Tale of the Towels…

The towels are off the loom! Tomorrow I will zigzag the raw ends, wash, press, cut apart and hemstitch—more or less in that order.

Overall, I am quite pleased:

  • I kept the selvages fairly consistent. I notice that the right edge is generally more even than the left. I need to work on this situation on the future.
  • No broken threads!
  • My beat was even.
  • The color palette and pattern were well matched.

Things to work on:

  • My warp calculation was off. I could have used another 12 inches. Two of the towels were shorter due to my miscalculation. That said, they look fine.
  • I need to invest in a thin boat shuttle—the end warp shed was so very narrow that I struggled with moving the shuttle through it.

I really enjoyed this project! Next week, I’ll post some glamour shots of the towel set…

Have a wondrous creative Wednesday!

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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

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