Sunday, November 14, 2010
Linen Towel Project
I'm using the first half of treadling #1 for the borders, with a little bit of plain weave between them. With no tabby for this version, the weaving is going quickly. So far, with tight tension, I have had minimal warp sticking together, but have had one broken warp thread so far.
I use the Golden Ratio to determine the length of the towel and then use adding machine paper for a weaving guide to my towel length. I can mark where the first borders are, and then mark where they should be on the other end of the towel. Once the towel gets wound onto the front beam, I can't look back at what was woven. I tend to get interrupted while weaving, and then forget what I did at the beginning, especially since I'm not a cookbook type of weaver. My adding machine paper has saved me many a time, since I write a lot of notes on it, along with the inch marks. It gets pinned to the edge of my towel while weaving with two pins. It is kept loose, so I can see the whole length of the tape. I use it again for the next towel if I am weaving something similar.
I'm hoping to get 3-4 towels out of this warp.