Word is spreading amongst family members about my vintage AVL loom and the patterns that can be woven on it. One of my many cousins has commissioned a number of cotton and cotton/linen kitchen towels. These were originally to have the twill pattern of the previous project, but there were too many floating threads in the pattern which would have made the finished items a little snaggy, so I poked around looking for a draft that had no more than three or four floats maximum AND I switched to a slightly finer sett. The change is good - I'm pleased with how the towels look in the handsome new diamond pattern. This is also my first endeavor using floating selvedges. Surprisingly, they do not interfere with the weaving at all once I 'registered' the correct hand position and entry point for each shed, habitually entering the shed *over* the floating selvedge threads and emerging *under* them. Nice neat selvedge!! 5/15/15 - towels are now finished! The blue towels have been sent off to my cousin, the tan one I keep, and it's time for the next warp!!
Can I appy to be your cousin? Very nice design and the weaving looks awesome. I am very envious your ability to make such beautiful designs. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much for your very kind message! :-)
These look awesome, lucky cousin. Very nice. :)
Love the design and the colors.
Nice design and beautifully woven!
Your combination of natural unbleached with blue and linen in the weft is particularly effective. Nice work!
Alfred, those are amazing. You use such restraint, keeping the colorful section small, while continuing that amazing twill pattern through the body of the towel. I want to be right behind @dwilliston for an adopted cousin, and you now have me thinking at 16h AVL just might satisfy my desire for more complexity. Thank you so much for the insipration.
These are beautiful towels! Do you have a source for the draft or can you share the .wif?
Such a beguiling pattern, subtle and refined! These towels are stunners....