Monday, April 6, 2020

April Goal

My One Monthly Goal for April (hosted by Elm Street Quilts) is to weave another set of tea towels.


This is the last of the kits I bought from Jane Stafford Textiles. These are to learn Huck Lace - again much easier to weave than I thought it would be. Made from plain 8/2 cotton, the kit is for 8 towels.


Each set of towels I have made I have had to deal with some kind of a weaving issue (a great way to learn! A few loose warp threads with the first ones, and replacing a warp thread with the second ones), for this one I made a mistake while threading the heddles (the wire pieces that hold the yarn and create the pattern), and had to move threads around and add a couple of repair heddles (made from cottolin) - probably not the correct thing to do, but it worked for me.


It results in some of the warp threads not having the right spacing, but I hope it will all come out in the wash! I didn't want to re-thread over 400 threads.

Photos from around -

 We had a snow storm last week (the second biggest snow fall this winter).
 Frost on the weeds in the ditch.
 The puppy running circles around the cat.

All the best!♥︎

5 comments:

Cheryll said...

Still plenty of snow on the ground...but the animals seem to be enjoying it.
Nice weaving too...xox

Maria said...

I think your teatowles are lovely even if you have to do a little fiddling..
Enjoy your snow photos and the one of the puppy too.

PaintedThread said...

LOL. I love that photo of Molly and Maggie.

Patty said...

Love the weaving! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

QuiltGranma said...

I took a couple classes on weaving in college decades ago, and marvel that you can do this... I have a math learning disorder so decided not to buy a loom. When it comes to math, my brain just says, OK, that is ENOUGH of that, no more! Would not be able to figure out the lengths needed for the warp. or is that weft? If someone else would figure it all out and fill the loom with the lengthwise I would enjoy the calmness of filling it all in with the shuttle.

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