Thursday, April 22, 2010
Huck Lattice Towels
My chosen pattern came from the Handwoven magazine, March/April of 2002, page 44. (Check Interweave Press for back-issues.) The article was for weaving 5 towels, all different weaves. I started with treadling #5, a huck lattice.
This design calls for ladder hemstitching and the magazine had the instructions on page 14. The hemstitching is started from the right (right-handed) and groups 5 warp threads at a time.
This is a close-up of the second half of the hemstitching. It wraps around the same same threads. The loop of heavy yarn seen in the photo keeps a gap between the two rows and will be pulled out later.
I got a start on the weaving, completing about 6" of the first towel. I like the lattice look, and once the towel is wet finished, it will be more prominent.
Now to bed.