Thursday, February 21, 2008

Five Red Warp Dishtowels

By Leigh

My 5 M's & O's dishtowels.The last M's & O's dishtowel is off the loom, washed, and hemmed. Adding it to the other four, I now have a set of five M's & O's dishtowels.

Project particulars:
  • Structure - M's and O's
  • Draft - "M's & O's Three by Three Plaid," page 64 of
    A Handweaver's Pattern Book
    by Marguarite Porter Davison
  • Warp - 8/2 unmercerized cotton in red
  • Weft - 8/s unmercerized cotton in a variety of colors
  • Sett - 20 epi
  • Picks per inch - 20
  • Number of warp ends - 380
  • Size on loom - 19 by 24 inches
  • Size after washing and drying - 15 by 22.5
I've really enjoyed the color play involved with these. In fact, it's given me an idea for my next weaving project.

Posted 21 Feb. 2008 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com

Related Posts:
M's & O's Dishtowels
M's & O's: The Basics
M's & O's - Weaving Observations

12 comments:

  1. Those are great! I especially like the yellow and orange wefts.

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  2. Ha ha and I was going to say I like the deeper purplely looking colors. Isn't it amazing how one color change make the whole thing look different?

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  3. Ha ha and I was going to say I like the deeper purplely looking colors. Isn't it amazing how one color change make the whole thing look different?

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  4. Lovely! And nice colors for a grey winter day :)

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  5. Fabulous! I love the yellow, orange and red. Also thank's for the project information.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the progression of colors :-)

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  7. I am so glad that you like the color play and that doing this has given you some ideas for your next project. I think that when a weaving gives you an idea for a next weaving, that is the best possible thing to happen.

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  8. I think I'd call that sampling with a usable results~

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  9. Just lovely. I'm not a weaver but I love the results of weaving which makes me wish I liked doing it more:(

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  10. I thought you'd like M's & O's. One of the most striking shawls I've woven was a shawl of cotton and rayon I dyed with indigo before weaving. The warp was cotton, the weft was a cotton with a rayon ply that took the inigo beautifully and sparkled in the shawl. The towels are lovely. Way to go, Leigh!

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  11. Well no wonder you did not have time to do the sketchbook project! These are gorgeous- if they were mine I think they would be on the wall. I like the orangy one the best.

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  12. Lovely, Leigh. Thanks for the inspiration. Although I'm using more muted colors, I'm very excited about them.

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