Friday, April 27, 2012

White on White

I have washed and pressed the first towel samplings using the friendship twill pattern and the plainweave sample too!  They are really nice, and I hope you can see the details in the photos.

First the finished plain weave towel, no surprises there!

Then the central motif on the Twill towel, where the twills meet......

and finally, the Friendship Twill Table, one in each corner of the towel.  I think that they turned out rather nice.  Of course you could see it much better if it wasn't white on white, but I think you get the idea.

Now here is the clincher, I didn't enjoy weaving this pattern at all, and I can't see myself doing yards and yards of it!  As Ann said yesterday, "Life is to short to weave something you don't enjoy!

There is a bread cloth pattern in one of the Handwoven Design Collections, that I wove many years ago.  It has a center of lace weave, surrounded by plain weave with some stripes, simple yet effective, I loved weaving that project!  Even before these towels were off the loom I began looking at new patterns to try, and the Lace Weaves were calling my name.  I even spent a couple of hours on a weaving program coming up with the new design.  I think I will like it much better!

Huck, and Swedish Lace, are you my new best friends?

Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina


LA said...

Huck and Swedish Lace are GREAT friends. Go with what you enjoy weaving! You tried a new pattern, so now switch to the old friend!!!!

Bonnie said...

That looks real pretty. But if it is not fun don't do it. We are all learning what we like and what is fun. Very interesting.