Monksbelt Surprise Ending

Monksbelt has been on the Glimåkra Standard for months. I expect the table runner to be fabulous when it finally comes off the loom, so I’m not complaining. The time spent weaving only adds to its worth. The runner is finished, so why not cut it off now and count the remaining warp as excess thrums? That shows how eager I am to put this monksbelt runner to use!

Long monksbelt runner is woven. End of warp has room for two plain weave towels with a monksbelt accent.
16/2 cotton warp. Coral 16/1 linen hem. Unbleached 16/2 linen ground weft. Coral 16/1 linen, doubled, outline pattern weft. Camel 6/1 tow linen, doubled, pattern weft.

The truth is, there is enough warp left for one, or maybe two, tea towels. After experimenting with several weft ideas, I am excited about weaving to the very end of the warp! Monksbelt gives us a surprise ending. A plain weave towel with a monksbelt border—this is a happy ending to a good long story.

May you keep going until the very end.

Happy Weaving,
Karen

14 thoughts on “Monksbelt Surprise Ending

    1. Hi Beth, I know what you mean. The end of the warp is always good for something. I have to argue with myself, though, when I’m so ready to be done with it.

      Karen

    1. Hi Cynthia, I like it that they will be pretty, AND the weaving is rather swift compared to the long runner that came before.

      Thanks so much!
      Karen

    1. Hi Maggie, Thanks for your compliment. It will be my great pleasure to show these items when they are finished. It’s so nice that you are interested!

      All the best,
      Karen

    1. Hi Gail, Thank you so much for your enthusiasm! Maybe I’ll have the runner on the table for Easter. One can hope…

      All the best,
      Karen

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