Looks like I am going to get one more full towel out of it (maybe two), and then I'll weave off what I can for samples, or wash/dish cloths or maybe to keep aside for creative sewing projects. I varied the treadle pattern on some. This white on white is more textural.
Most of these towels will be set aside towards the gift bank at the Davies household. But never fear, the next project is already more than just a glimmer. I have yarn, I have a draft, and I'll have an open loom. Hannah Hollandia is being dedicated this year to white or mostly while projects. Next one up is an eight shaft overshot
using a natural cotton warp and this lovely yarn doubled for weft.
This is Kauni from Denmark, 400m of a light fingering weight wool.
There are long natural colored repeats and it should be quite interesting to weave with to see what they do. I think I should probably buy a second skein so that I can wind two strands together and have the color sequences similar. We'll see.
The silk scarf warp is done and ready to be put on the loom in a more orderly manner.
It won't be quite as wide as I like as the multi colored silk yarn is now discontinued and what I have is all I have. But it should be enough. Plan B is, if I run short, this will morph into some fab embellishment on a sewn garment. Think collar, pocket or cuffs.
I spent a little time sewing up a test run through on a t shirt type pattern for knits. I have a hard time with knits. I just do. I bought cheap fabric and it wasn't a nice interlock but a tissue paper thin jersey and was just hard to deal with. The shirt came out well as far as technique and construction. Too big, WAY too big, but there is just enough test fabric to eek out a cute little pair of boxers and call it PJ's. When I cut into the good fabric I'll have a handle on the size and construction from this test garment. I also wanted to show you a photo of the new pants on, but this is what I got instead.
Sigh, I even got to take some of Jack along with me on my new pants. Short haired dogs shed as bad, if not worse, than those with long hair.
And speaking of short haired dogs, parting shots: Contraband, the series. The Chase is On!
Please note, Stella flips her ears back when running, making her much more aerodynamic and earning the names Shooting Star or ##&%! Greased Pig depending on the mood of the chaser or the contraband.