Monday, July 16, 2012

Rainbow Towel Warp

I wound a new warp for dishtowels today - I wanted color, color, color! This warp used 11 colors of 10/2 mercerized cotton, wound in color sections with lots of random blending. 532 ends plus 2 floating selvages. I'm using a draft from Weaver's Craft magazine, a huck lace. It'll give a lot of texture to go with the color.  The warp is 8.5 yards long, enough for 9 towels. I wound the warp in two bouts - it wouldn't all fit on my warping mill at the same time.

Tomorrow I'll sley the reed and start threading the heddles. I'm eager to get this warp on the loom!


  1. Any chance I could get the pattern or at least which issue of weavers craft? You did a lovely job with the colors!

    1. Hi, Rebecca! The draft is from the June/July 2000 issue of Weaver's Craft, #3. She calls them "Caribbean Towels". I used 10/2 cotton instead of the 5/2 cotton she used. Thank you!


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