Yarn Waffle Weave Kit -- Glacier Sunrise
Yarns: Homestead 8/2 Cotton
Completed: December 17, 2011.
||Finished towels -- Medium
Blue weft, Dark Blue weft, Light Blue weft (left to right)
|The whole warp, strung out --
3 towels plus an end bit of fabric.
|Pre-wash close-ups of waffle
weave. On the left, I used a thinner yarn (cottolin) to do the
hem. On the end bit of weaving, I played with some plain
weave. Separated woven items on the warp by 2 threads of very
thick throwaway acrylic yarn.
|Before and after -- compared
to an existing dish towel. Far left: before washing, the
white towel is narrower and shorter than the woven towel. After
washing, the woven one is just about the same length, but it is now narrower than the white
towel. Yes, it's the same white towel!
|Comparing the washed,
finished towel against the unwashed woven end of the warp -- the washed
width is about 75% of where it started!
|In progress -- shots of the
weaving on the loom