Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First Towel Done

The first Huck Lace towel is done. This first towel has just the plain natural colored cotton for weft - the next 3 towels will have colored striping. I really like this pattern, and foresee many towels woven in this manner. I have lots of 8/2 cotton. :)

I acquired several lovely tools in the mail today. I am enamoured of spinning/weaving tools handmade by artisans, and I like to support small businesses. First let me show you the Bosworth (Journey Wheel) boat shuttle, in Bird's Eye Maple:

And here are two supported spindles, made by Edward Tabachek - the first is a Russian spindle, in walnut:

The second is a Tibetan spindle, in purpleheart and an unknown wood in the shaft:

I look forward to getting to know how to use these lovely spindles - they are supposed to be wonderful for spinning lace.


  1. I think the shaft on your Tibetan is Hickory, as it looks just like mine (which was labeled w/ a hickory shaft). :)

  2. The Russian Spindle is beautiful! I've often admired the shape and style of those, and wondered what they would be like to spin with. Do you use those supported in a little bowl? I'd love to hear what you think of it when you get a chance to use it! Nice towels also :)

  3. Oh, that Bosworth shuttle nearly makes me want to buy a loom and start weaving. Nearly.

    The towels look lovely! Can't wait to see what you spin up on your spindles.


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