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Vavstuga Swedish Summer Napkins Fringed

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Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 05/10/2010 - Wed, 05/12/2010
Yarn
Yarn: 22/2 Cottolin
Color: White and pink
Type: warp
Yarn: 22/2 Cottolin
Color: White and pink
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
10.00 Ends/cm
Length on Loom: 
12.00 m
Width on Loom: 
22.00 cm
Finished Length: 
21.00 cm
Finished Width: 
21.00 cm
Notes: 

The warp for this project was provided by Vavstuga Swedish Weaving in Shelburne Falls, MA.  The copyright draft is not available.

These cute little plain weave napkins are the companions to the pink and rose Swedish Summer Tablecloth.  The selvedge threading was created by spacing 8 warps ends 2.5 centimeters away from the edge on each side.  I carefully squarred off the napkins once they were off the loom by pulling out additional warp ends and then sewing a tiny zig-zag stitch around the entire edge.  I have plenty of the napkins and use them as breadcloths as well.  It took much longer to set up the loom and zig-zag stitch than to actually weave.  Isn't that usually the case?

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