I thought that the modified star motif in the dishtowels I recently wove resembled more of a snowflake than a star, so with that in mind, and with the popularity of Christmas in July (although not with me), decided to weave a set of classic red and white towels.
I had the best intentions of having these towels done in July, and they were woven in July, however the hemming only just got done, oh well. I ended up with three towels that are 19″ x 29″ and one generous bread basket size. I do love the contrast between the red and white.
Life seems to be busy right now, but I have managed to weave a couple of towels in a draft call Modified Star. A point twill threading and treadling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2) makes these towels a breeze to weave (when compared to something like overshot).
As usual, I used Venne 2/8 organic cotton for the warp and weft, but used 2/16 for the borders. The warp colour is Royal Blue and white for the stripes, the weft was white as well.
2/8 organic cotton- royal blue and white
warp on the loom and weaving progressing
finished towels showing stripes
You may ask why I would start to carry sewing thread. Well, after I recently finished weaving a beautiful set of dish towels in organic 2/8 cotton (blog post to follow on that soon) and I had to hem the towels, I felt that the thread I used should be of the same quality as the yarn, and I began to search for an organic cotton thread.
What I found is a beautiful multi-purpose thread. It is an organically grown long-staple cotton that is GOTS certified and spun in Holland. It is suitable for seams, overlock, top stitching, and quilting, and comes in 300 yard/275 metre wooden spools.
Colours currently in stock:
I hope to have these up on the website soon.
I’ve just brought in some 2/16 Venne organic cotton, I nice complement to their 2/8 organic cotton line. I’ve just brought in a few colours to start and I can’t wait to try it out. Stay posted for a review soon. Below are the colours I have brought in. Now, what to weave….