Saturday, March 13, 2010

Off the Loom

I cut my latest weave off the loom last night, spent some time on the finishing (no fringes on this one) and tossed it in the washer, then the dryer.

I worried a lot about 1) lint on the rest of my laundry (it's cotton chenille) and 2) whether it would survive (an earlier project didn't, just saying).

You can see it survived! And I now have a fairly nice cotton dishtowel for my efforts. We won't talk about cost. The yarn --89 g-- was pennies. The time factor, a whole lot more, though I saved myself hours of therapy, so I'm thinking it was a wash.

I used the coned cotton chenille I purchased from Webs a while back (and then again) in loden and straw for the warp and straw only for the weft. 5-dent heddle. I used crochet cotton in natural to weave a 2" header at each end which I used as the hem to cut down on bulk. Hemming was by hand.

I'm pleased with this and with the fabric I wove. We'll give it a test-drive this week in he kitchen.

I have (a lot of this) yarn left and more in a light blue (griffin) and a pinky-purple (mauve) that I'm thinking about making into many washcloths to use as baby gifts. Yes, it's that soft.


Nice towel! And I vote for the therapy theory of why we knit, crochet, spin, weave, etc. Some days it's hand knit socks or the straight jacket.
Very cool - congratulations on another FO!
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