This towel project has 896 warp ends! 24/2 cotton is pretty fine (as in thin) for towels. These lightweight towels will have textural character from the M’s and O’s weave structure. The warp is unbleached cotton, except for some color near the borders. The weft, 20/1 half-bleached linen, is also finer threads.
I don’t often use the computer to design weaving projects. But this time simply writing out the draft on paper wasn’t enough. Fiberworks enabled me to work out a design I’m excited to put on the loom! That still wasn’t enough, though. I needed to keep at it to settle on the colors. Examining color combinations through color wrapping was a tremendous help in finalizing my design.
In things that matter, it makes sense to keep pressing for answers. Take the extra steps to make sure you are on track. Search for answers. What you look for, you find. Is it possible that God shows Himself to those who want to find Him? It’s an honest quest. God, if You are there, let me find You. It’s worth the extra push. The fine threads, the design, the colors. The pretty fine threads do fall into place.
I’m curious–which color wrapping combo would you select? Share your thoughts in the comments. You will see my choice when I warp the loom!
May you find your heart’s desire.
~UPDATE~ Towel Kits ~
The response for the towel kits last week was amazing! The kits sold out in a few minutes. I’m sorry if you were disappointed and were not able to snatch a kit.
Five more towel kits are ready! The River Stripe Towel Set, Pre-Wound Warp and Instructional Kit, for $150 per kit, will be listed in the Warped for Good Etsy Shop today, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, about 3:00 p.m. (CT).
If these kits sell out I will make some more!
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35 thoughts on “Pretty Fine Threads”
The black and white is a great classic but, I’m attracted to the reddish combination.
Congratulations on the towel kit sales!
Beth, I agree that the black and white is a classic look. The reddish set is red and orange, but the white threads between the orange soften it and make it compatible with the red.
Personal favorite #2. As always, your blog is inspiring!
Sara Jeanne, It’s great to hear from you!
#2 works well because the 2 colors are close in hue, which I tested by looking at the pics in black and white.
Thanks for adding your thoughts!
Hmmm? Each color combination has its own character – can’t say which is my favorite, just like the seasons and the weather and children. Do we have to choose? Can’t we weave, experience, have each one? They are all so lovely!
Hi Julia, Haha good answer. Well, you can have and weave each one if you want, but I’m only going to put these threads (almost 900) on the loom one time. I have to choose. 🙂
I like them all, but my eye keeps going to #2 🙂
Hi Sandy, That’s interesting. There must be something about that one that stands out.
I like all of them, but I would lean toward #4.
Like #2 very much.
I think I like #2 the best, but would be tempted to combine the # 2and # 4 together ☺
Carolee, Combining those two would make a pleasing arrangement. They certainly work together.
I actually like #2 & #3. But I am sure any of them would work up well.
Interesting responses. So much about color is personal. I like #3 & #4 best…seem to be alone in that.
Peg, I agree, so much about color is personal. That could be an interesting study – what factors contribute to an individual’s “color sense?”
Number 2, definitely. And good to hear your towel kits are doing so well. Would be tempted, but postage to France would make them too expensive to ever use.!!
Hi Gerda, Yes, I’m afraid postage to France would make them unreasonably expensive. Thanks for your encouragement!
Since these are such light towels, I wonder what kind they are…too light for kitchen? Good for finger tip? I like #4 but it might be too subtle for many places….I’d consider where it will go. A warp stripe is a big commitment–what will the weft be? Can/will you vary that with colors?..
Nanette, I don’t think they will be too light for kitchen use. With linen weft they will make very absorbent towels. I am considering weaving a long length for a dining table runner…
The overall weft is half-bleached linen. I plan to make weft stripes that match the warp stripes. The stripes will form a border “frame” on the four sides of the towel. If I make a table runner I will probably leave off the weft stripes.
You are right about warp stripes being a big commitment. Hmm… sounds like material for a blog post. 😉
my vote is #4. living in where i do green is a neutral. but i’ve found blue towels sell first. unfortunately i don’t like blue.
Hi Maggie, Your comment makes me chuckle. I love blue – any shade of blue is my favorite color. So I purposely avoided blue because I wanted a challenge, and blue seemed too easy. 🙂
I love them all, but I like #4, the best, soft and beautiful!
Number 3 is my personal favorite with #2 as second choice, but my favorite color has always been red (but not pink) but 1 or 4 would probably fit most peoples color themes better.
Hi Bev, I like your thought process. Each color combo has a place.
#1 is my fav, but 4 intrigues me…
I’m drawn to number 4 because it is evocative of the colors we often see in flax when it is first spun.
Oops..didn’t mean to be anonymous!
Hi Deb, That’s fascinating to know! It’s very close to what I was thinking, as I was trying to imitate colors of linen with set #4, although I have no experience at all with flax spinning.
#3 and #2 are tied for me. I’m looking forward to seeing the weaving on your loom.
Almost thirty years ago I came to a point in my life where I prayed that very prayer. If you are there, God, let me find you! And He did! So thankful He draws us to Himself. Words can not express. But I think you understand. 🙂
Dear Cindy, I am eager to wind this warp and dress the loom. With so many color viewpoints it will be interesting to see how the final arrangement works out!
I’m so pleased and touched to hear your story. I’m sincerely grateful, too, that God draws us to Himself.
I like 2 and 3, but 2 is my favorite. Love warm colors.
Received the river stripe kit it. Thank you for shipping to Sarasota.
Irene, you are quite welcome! And Warm colors are nice because they seem soothing.
2 and 3 also tied for me. 2 might be better just because it is different from usual red and white.
Hi, Karen, You have shown some beautiful combinations. I love the natural colors of #4.
Hi Pam, #4 is the combination I went with. I like how it is coming out on the loom.