Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Woven Tea Towels

I finished weaving some tea towels.


About 4 yards of fabric off the loom.
Fresh off the loom
After washing

The pattern made four tea towels. The pattern is 'Don't Get Bored Towels' from Handwoven magazine, issue Sept/Oct 2014. My first attempt at weaving with commercial yarn and a pattern.


Three of the towels were woven in plain 2/2 twill,


and one was woven in pattern #3 (a zig zag 2/2 twill).

I read an article that the most absorbent towels were woven in 2/2 twill, with 20 ends per inch, using 8/2 Cottolin - that is what I tried (these were all given as gifts, so I will weave some more for myself to see how they work).

Storm clouds on Saturday.
High winds and rain.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Those are lovely. You did a great job on them.

Sally Hurley said...

Neat! Those look great!

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

It just blows my mind that you wove those and I love the color!

jill said...

You have the Midas touch, Joanne. And I say that with much admiration. You did a wonderful job and am sure the towels will be much appreciated.
blessings, jill

Lucy said...

Wow I'm impressed by your tea towels. You are so talented!

Lucy said...

Do you have a picture of your loom?