weaving – my first tea towels

With the help of two very helpful friends who are both passionate new weavers, I started a project that I wasn’t sure I could actually do. It takes a long time to “thread” the loom (to put each thread through a small wire with a hole in a particular order – at one point when I was feeling like this was all a little too much- I walked outside for a little break and that’s when I was inspired by a particular spider–all that beautiful work- the pattern..I came back later to see how much the spider had done—Luckily I don’t have to rely on my weaving for food…

This is from a pattern based on a Scandinavian pattern. I love the white and red, but I also really love the “linen” colour with red..

In looking for a ribbon to attach I found the little tags my Mom had given me years ago. 
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Before…
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Because it gets wound onto the loom as you weave, it’s like a little (well big, for me) surprise when one sees one’s work in its entirety!

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a sweet ribbon for the knitter …

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2 thoughts on “weaving – my first tea towels

  1. Oh, they turned out so beautifully! Congratulations on a gorgeous finish – they are so lovely and I am happy that we got to see them in progress! Thanks for explaining the process. I really had not considered all of that prep work and set up. Your photos are just perfect, too.

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