Talk about exciting! When something has been on the loom this long it is indeed exciting when the back tie-on bar comes over the back beam. I finish weaving the final “bonus” towel. And then, I use up all the quills to make a little piece of scrap fabric (because scrap fabric is always better than leftover quills). And then! Then, I start my cutting-off checklist.
After all this time, the moment we’ve been waiting for is here!
I cut off the warp. And as I unroll the cloth, I am mesmerized by the tactile intricacy that passes through my fingers–Fårö wool for the pattern weft, and 16/2 cotton for slow-as-molasses weft rep ground cloth. Finishing proves to be the easiest and quickest part of this project. I like the crisp pristine state of the monksbelt runner, so I am not going to wet finish this article. I examine for errors (none found!), wet finish the two towels, hem the table runner and towels, and press. The Priceless Monksbelt Runner now graces our dining room table.
The exceptional value of handwoven textiles makes your home a welcoming place. Time is one of our most valuable assets. That makes the textiles we create priceless!
Please enjoy this video review of weaving the Priceless Monksbelt Runner.
May the works of your hands bring exceptional value to your home.
10 thoughts on “Process Review: Priceless Monksbelt and Video”
Your Monksbelt is always so beautiful! What’s the trick to getting such neat selvedges, please?
Hi Beth, Thank you so much! With this weft rep the selvedge is not much of an issue. I do use a temple, which does help, but that’s no secret.
I do enjoy the classic look of the monksbelt pattern.
Good morning Karen,
The priceless table runner is perfect on your table.
Beautiful. In place, it looks like it has always been there.
Hi Nannette, I have to agree. It is satisfying to walk by the table and think this runner looks like it belongs there.
Like Nannette said, the runner looks like it belongs there. In my opinion, that’s a huge compliment to the maker, your heart is in it, and it doesn’t get more beautiful than that.
Ah Elisabeth, Your kind words touch me to the heart!
So very lovely. Monksbelt is definitely in my future weaving. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Linda, I’m sure this is something you would enjoy. I’m always pleased with the monksbelt looks.
I love all of the colors in your runner! At the same time, I find the simplicity of the colors in the towels equally beautiful.
I have a warp on my Compact loom now that I will be trying my first monksbelt on. Just a narrow scarf to see how it goes.
Thank you for all of the inspiration Karen.
Hi Annie, It’s fun to choose a palette of colors for a project like this.
Have fun with your monksbelt!