Thursday, August 31, 2006

End of Warp One

Nothing like seeing the end of the warp in sight to spur me on to 'finish it up'!

Just wove the last towel on this warp and immediately cut it off. I took a photo of the entire yardage all spread out in the hallway. The pattern and colors look better off the loom than on. The five different variations on summer and winter show well. I am not sure which I like the best. The dukagang looks quite neat and angular. The others have that more old fashion handwoven look. It will be interesting to see how they look after primping, washing, ironing and sewing.

I ended up with six towels, ranging from 29.5 to 34.5 inches. The width is about 21 inches unwashed. Amazing how that beat can really change the length here. I am sure it has to do with the fact I was only weaving only two pattern repeats at a a time. The last towel I had to reduce the number of repeats within each pattern by a third since I needed to keep a bit of warp available at the end to tie on the next warp. So the last towel is about 22.5 inches ignoring the hem. It may not be big enough for the exchange.

Next I am going to tie on a second warp. I have never tied on before...probably because I never have actually woven two warps back to back with the same pattern. But I would like to make a few more towels for gifts so this looks like my time to try it out.

1 comment:

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Cool that you have such a long hallway!! have you ever made a floor runner?