My Almost, But Didn’t Quite Make It, Christmas in July Towels

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.

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Just Knitting

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Happy weaving,

Kelly

Modified Star

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.

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2/8 organic cotton- royal blue and white

modified star towel

warp on the loom and weaving progressing

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finished towel

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finished towels showing stripes

 

Happy weaving,

Kelly

 

 

New! Organic Cotton Sewing Thread

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:

 

 

4806 Wine4812 Lavender4819 Stormy Blue4823 Celery4829 Walnut4818 Midnight4821 Grass4828 Terra Cotta4802 Straw4800 White

 

I hope to have these up on the website soon.

Happy weaving,

Kelly