Last October, two dear friends got married, one day apart. One wedding was in Rome, Italy; one was in Wisconsin. I went to Rome. And resolved to make an amazing set of tea towels and napkins for the friend whose wedding I missed. Just over a year later, I took them off my loom.
I have got to work on my productivity, and take less time to finish projects.
Granted, it was a 10 yard warp, and just under 30 feet is alot of weaving!
I can post these pictures here, as I've yet to gift them, because said friend doesn't read this blog :-)
I've been so very good, not posting on Facebook, so she'll be surprised.
They went to Fiji for their honeymoon, so the color scheme was my attempt to evoke Fijian islands.
They are made out of cottolin, a yarn that is a durable washable mix of cotton and linen which takes color better than linen and is softer and easier to weave, but is still stronger than cotton.
They were all woven on a dark purple warp, with 2 small aqua stripes on one side.
Tea towel/table runner:
The table set with place settings and 4 napkins:
and with the other 4 napkins:
close up of a multi-colored waffleweave sample, and another stripey tea towel
(I'm keeping both of these, the rest are the wedding present)
2 variations on waffle weave: dishtowels
Tea towel in plainweave with 3/1 point twill stripes:
Napkin in twill, with point twill stripes: