Weaving inspired by Autumn

Fall False SatinIt’s that time of year again. The temperature cools. The garden stores are selling mums and the trees will begin turning colors. I have often chosen to weave fall colors into my woven pieces. Shades of burgundy, oranges, golds, browns and green yarns are selected. I work off of memories of Fall in Minnesota, since here in Texas most of the trees won’t change for several months.

The weaving above will be towels of cottolin (a cotton linen blend). They are woven as an 8 harness broken twill, also called false satin. A true satin weave requires more than 8 harnesses to weave and so I can not do on my loom.

Every time one of these towels is picked up I will think of going for walks amongst maple trees changing colors and leaves crunching under foot.

13 responses to “Weaving inspired by Autumn

  1. Fiber art can evoke such lovely memories! I can almost smell the woodsy scent of fallen leaves on a crisp morning! Your towel fabric is beautiful!


  2. Love the color selection!


  3. Beautiful towels, Barbara! You captured the Fall season perfectly!! I hope you have some at the CHH sale.


  4. I went shopping for yarns a couple weeks ago and, without even thinking about it, came home with all kinds of autumny shades. I want to make fall dishtowels next! Yours look wonderful.


  5. Beautiful image of Autumn. After a really hot Summer our tempetures have cooled and the bite of Autumn fills the air.


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