Saturday, May 31, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Almost There




The studio tour is fast approaching and I am still weaving.


Table runners and dish towels are on the “need to hem/tag list” 



and I have another rug warp and  more dishtowels on a couple of looms.
 I will not have time to finish the last two warps but will work on them in between getting some smalls stitched up. 
It is almost time to wind down and start cleaning the studio.

Recently I had a question about weaving dishtowels.
Hand woven dishtowels are sturdy and long lasting. 
They are great samplers for weave structures, color studies and different fibers. 
I am not a good sampler so dishtowels let me explore and still end up with a good product. 
Since I was trained as a production weaver there are times when I like to throw the shuttle and an 8-yard warp can weave up quickly if the treadle sequence is simple. 
Besides all of that, they are fun to weave and make  
a beautiful accent for the kitchen while being serviceable. 
Hopefully that answers the question of why to weave dishtowels!

I am sorry that I have not taken the time for photos of the ongoing work 
and have not posted on the blog much lately.
 I took a short break over Easter to visit my son in Charleston 
and I have been weeding my flowerbeds but other wise I have been in the studio
 weaving as much as possible. 
There is so much work to do but I am almost there!