Thursday, May 21, 2009
The gumdrop towels
These towels were finished in January 2009.
(click on picture for larger view)
Woven on Beka 20 inch rigid heddle loom, 8 dent (threads per inch warp),
wet finished (wash & dry), hand hemmed, finished size 14 x 24 inch.
This is woven with peaches and cream cotton yarn,
the worsted yarn weight, not the heavier double worsted.
No. 1 white, I bought a 14 oz cone at Walmart about $7
No. 205 gumdrop, 2 oz ball, $1.75 ea, two balls
That should be enough for 4 towels altogether, I wove two at a
time on the loom.
It takes most of one colored ball to warp for two towels.
Here is the pattern, 128 ends wide, 8 dent heddle
8 white, 8 color, 96 white, 8 color, 8 white
I warped with about 78 inch threads, allowing 15 inch for cutoff.
Your yardage may vary.
Wet finished means after weaving and cutting off the loom, I put it
through the washer and dryer.
Here is a video that showed me how to hemstitch with the fringe.
hemstitch video by Cherri Hankins
My fringe is almost all three strand, but there is one two strand
fringe because 128 is not divisible by 3.
The pattern should work with any variegated color yarn that you
think would look good with white.
Have a good day!