Ringing out the year

The last project of the year, cotton towels is off the loom and waiting for the hemming to be done. The Spring loom is not empty though, a project to be woven in the new year is almost threaded so weaving can begin.

I had given myself permission in 2017 to improve my weaving equipment and I followed my plan. An 8 shaft Spring loom was acquired and I added 4 more harnesses giving me a total of 12 harnesses. I also added a Tempo Treadle to the 12 harness Spring and to my 8 harness Baby Mac. Now I have fewer weaving errors and can weave more complicated patterns.

The towels used 8/2 cotton, sett at 20 epi, I used a 10 dent reed with 2 ends per dent. When weaving this 12 harness shadow weave pattern Some of the towels were treadled differently. So if you compare the 2 pictures the patterns are different. Also I used different weft colors.

No new equipment is on the horizon for the coming year. Instead I will be trying to down size some of my stash and equipment no longer being used.

A Happy Creative New Year to all!

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5 responses to “Ringing out the year

  1. Those towels are beautiful, Barbara! Hope to see and touch them soon. Happy New Year!

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  2. I have no idea what all those fancy looms are/do but you’re making pretty things on them! Happy New Year!

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    • Kerry, the Baby Mac is Macomber version of a workshop loom mine is 8 harness 24”. They are Jack looms that fold up and have wheels. The Spring is made by Louet uses a parallel countermarche system. Mechanically it works differently than a jack loom but has the same end results weaves yarn into fabric. Happy New Year!

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