Thursday, December 20, 2012

Spot bronson and towels

I made some towels in spot bronson. The warp was 20/2 cotton and I used 20/1 unbleached linen and 16/1 light blue linen as weft.
I chose to do a close spot bronson.

the quality of these towels are superp, they are soft and very absorbent, the best towels I have ever woven, but they are not beautiful. The set are too loose, especially with the 20/1 unbleached linen.
It's better whit the 16/1 linen

Half a year ago, I wove a sample in double weave and I got some leftovers (ca 3½ m) and I chose a spot bronson again, but now I added some plain weave
The warp is 16/2 cotton and the weft is 16/1 linen.
It appears to be a nice pattern
I made 3 towels
I haven't tried them yet

A loop, of course

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Autumn colors

This summer I invested in a rigid heddle loom. I bought it from my mother in law's friend, who had inherited it from her mother and didn't want to use it.

On one of the few warm and sunny days we had I sat in the garden and I wove the autumn scarf.

I made some samples that I treated differently.

The sample at left is untreated, the sample in the middle is felted by hand and the sample on the right got the big trip in the washing machine at 60 degrees celsius and 1500 rpm of spin.

At the end I chose to felt by hand

It is perfect for autumn