With the workshop in full swing, I am spending more time at the computer than at the loom these days. That doesn't mean that progress isn't being made however.
So far I've woven 5 and 1/2 huck dish towels, each in a different variation of huck, and I'm enjoying every relaxing minute of it. All the drafts were taken from Helene Bress's The Weaving Book.
After my rough start, I had hoped the weaving would move along quickly. And it has for the most part, though I haven't been without problems.......
I couldn't live with these uninvited weft loops, so I unwove those several inches and tried again.
One thing I'm puzzling over is my selvedges. Not because the are especially unsightly, but because my originial idea of plain weave edges has gone by the wayside as I've experimented with different variations of huck. I reckon this is a limitation of having only 4 shafts to works with. I did not use floating selvedges and the result is that they are being bound by the weft. See what I mean.......
I'm not sure how much of a problem this will end up being with dish towels. At the moment I've taken on a "wait and see" attitude. It will be in the using and the washing that I'll see how well they ultimately stand up.
In the mean time, I've happily weaving away as I have the time, and am looking forward to seeing how these look after they are washed.
Posted 15 Jan. 2007 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
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