On Drawloom Time

As much as I tried to look under the warp to see it, I could not get a decent view of the reverse side of the fabric. Until now. I am overjoyed to see that this gray and blue warp is even better than I had imagined. As the first towel on the warp rounds the cloth beam I see a silver-like glimmer behind the cursive “Peach,” and shiny blue loveliness at the borders.

Whimsical flowers woven on the drawloom.
Conclusion of Towel Number Two. This is when I can finally look at the cloth beam to clearly see the reverse side of Towel Number One.

Yet, this is but a fleeting glimpse. Oh, drawloom, you make me wait sooo long to see what I have woven. In that waiting, I continue to weave, content with the process. The towels that will result will last a very long time. That makes every minute at the loom time well spent.

Anticipation! Seeing the reverse side of what's woven on the drawloom!
First towel wraps around the cloth beam, revealing the silver and blue side that was underneath while weaving.

We work and work for things that are temporary. Even the most spectacular drawloom-woven towels wear out eventually. God has placed eternity in our hearts. We know there’s more to life that these fleeting days. Eternity gives meaning for today. The full scope of what God is doing is beyond our here-and-now comprehension. But at times, when we are given a glimpse into his wondrous mysteries, we are assured that eternity with him will far surpass our brightest imaginations.

May your days be full of meaning.

Happy Weaving,
Karen

12 thoughts on “On Drawloom Time

  1. It is thrilling for me to see your towels. We are using my drawloom towels (cotton and linen) now going on 12 years. I tried to add at least 2 to the collection, each year. They won’t wear out! The colors fade…but they are soft and absorbent and last and last and last. Oh my goodness…the years you have to enjoy your creations, I pray will be many! Truly! We have but One Creator. I am merely a copy creator and am incredibly thankful to be able to live this journey.

  2. As you use these towels, you will note that perfect ending. I love those strongly colored stripes at the end. I too look forward to seeing a photo of the finished towels.
    Joanne

    1. Hi Joanne, I’m happy that you noticed the stripes. I like to add a happy surprise at the beginning and end.

      Thanks for your encouragement,
      Karen

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