Spring Weaving Resolutions

Lilac and deep purple towels

I’m sure many of you do New Year resolutions. As president of the Houston Contemporary Handweavers I wrote a list of 10 resolutions to fulfill for our newsletter in January. Number 2 on the list was to start a new weaving project each month. The purple towels were woven in February.

Once the loom is threaded, I find it fun to change the treadling to create different patterns within the confines of the threading and tie-up. But, if one ties a new warp onto the old, color can be played with. The towels above were the 2nd warp that had been tied onto the original warp. The cloudy day prevented getting the true colors photographed. The lilac should have been brighter.

Pink and natural 8/2 cotton

January’s weaving project was the pink towels. The above towel was the first warp that was tied on to the original warp. 2 colors simplifies the design.

Salmon, brick and yellow orange 8/2 cotton and cottolin towels

The original warp. Each towel on this warp was woven With a different treadling. These 3 towels show different repeats of pattern in the weft.

Three towels same warp and tie-up, different treadling
Side by side it is hard to believe that these towel warps had the same threading and tie up.
Contemporary Handweavers of Houston, has decided to have a Spring Sale. The past few years we’ve had Fall sales. I felt honored to have my towel image as part of the postcard.

It’s time to move on to other types of weaving. Yes, I do have a new warp on the loom for March. This month I’ll be doing Rep Weave; a wall-hanging.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, view of Pacific Ocean Jan 2020

2 responses to “Spring Weaving Resolutions

  1. Great towels. Hope they’re in the sale!

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