This set is a study on twills. I picked four designs to try, and switched with each towel. The four designs were:
- Horizontal herringbone
- Mini herringbone
- 2/2 point twill
- 1/3 and 3/1 hopsack
Here are some pictures of my work in progress:
|Hopsack on bottom, point twill on top. The pink line is my cutting line.|
|Towels just off the loom|
|Zig zagging the ends|
I decided I had had enough of hand hemming towels, so I pressed and pinned a double roll hem, then machine stitched. This worked surprisingly well, and although the hem isn't perfectly straight, it works well and was SO MUCH FASTER! I'll be doing this all the time now, and I'm sure I'll get better and better at it!
|Hems pinned and ready to sew|
And the finished products! I love the designs, particularly the horizontal herringbone!
My critiques: for whatever reason, I only wove to 30" on each towel, completely disregarding the extra for take up and shrinkage I allowed for on my warp calculations. So they are short. Finished dimensions: 22" long and 25" wide. But all in all, a successful weave. New towels are on the loom now, so stay tuned!
For those interested, here are the links to my weaving record sheet, which has instructions and drafts that I followed to make these towels: