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:

Sue said...

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

Woven ~N~ Spun said...

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?

Woven ~N~ Spun said...

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?

Sara said...

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

bspinner said...

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

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Beautiful! I love the progression of colors :-)

Peg in South Carolina said...

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.

Sharon said...

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

Beth said...

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

Kathy said...

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!

Helen said...

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.

Charleen said...

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