Cotton Tea Towels

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Cotton Tea Towels

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Rigid Heddle Weaving taught by Angela Tong

Even if you've never touched a loom, Angela's class will guide you through preparation, the weaving process and finishing techniques.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Weaving
Type Functional
Style Eco-Friendly on

What materials did you use? Peaches & Creme yellow 7.6 oz and lemon and lime #188 - 3oz. on

What are you most proud of? How quickly I wove these towels. on

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use the thickest part of the shuttle in the widest part of the shed.....less friction on threads, less hangups and smoother weaving motion and momentum. To remember that the cotton will shrink considerably so spacings will close up after wet finishing the towels. I did mine by hand and semi dried out doors before steam ironing the first time.....I will probably still have some negligible shrinkage when using the washer and dryer. on


05/01/2013 Flag

Thank you

05/03/2013 Flag

Love it!

05/03/2013 Flag

They are very cheerful, yet not overpowering. thank you

05/04/2013 Flag

What size dent did you many ends? Towels are lovely!

07/05/2013 Flag

Thank you. I used an 8 dent reed at 8epi for 16" width--with this cotton I suggest very hot water for gentle wet finish to close up the structure for a nice solid towel. My next series I think I will try with a 10 dent at 10epi for same width and material to see how it goes. the The weaving is clearer with 8 dent so you can really visualize what you are doing--great for a start but I think a closer sett is something I might like better-not sure it can happen with this larger cotton.

07/15/2013 Flag