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« on: November 05, 2011 07:02:26 AM »

I've been busy getting ready for a local craft fair, and decided to do some tea towels. I ended up opting to do huck woven ones, rather than embroidered, due to time constraints. Huck weaving is FAST, but still pretty!

The first picture... is of my own design. I have about 20 vintage huck weaving books and leaflets, as well as dozens of Workbasket Magazines with huck weaving designs, but not one had a snowflake design that I was happy with. So, this is what I came up with...



I love the metallic silver threads in the center, but they didn't photograph very well.

And these are mostly vintage patterns - several from Mildred Krieg's series that she self published in the 1930s, there is a workbasket pattern or two in there, one I copied  - top row, second from left, brownish colored one - from a huck towel I saw at an antique shop (yeah, counting threads and making mental notes on the color and spacing while the shopkeeper looks on, unaware, that I won't be purchasing...). The red and green one in the upper right left corner (apparently I need to go back to kindergarten...) is another of my own designs.



I purchase the huck toweling by the yard at the fabric store, and use 6 strands of embroidery floss. I think I need to do a few more Christmas/winter themed towels... Or some other color combinations?

Any ideas for colors? I still have ~3 yards of fabric to go! (5-6 towels worth)
Any designs I shouldn't repeat? Or patterns I should make more of?
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011 08:04:59 AM »

That looks fabulous!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011 09:38:37 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011 09:43:55 AM »

They are so pretty that I wouldn't want to use them, I'd hand them just for display  Smiley

I would make more red and green ones for the Christmas season or make your own snowflake design with the silver centre and red outside instead of blue.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011 09:57:41 AM »

Oh, these are lovely! How about some gradient work- blue moving into green maybe? Oh! or a rainbow pattern!
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011 10:10:26 AM »

beautiful!  What about something really bold, like black/red/yellow or something?
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011 11:22:32 AM »

Those are just darling!  I wish I could point you in a direction of what pattern to use again, but I have to say that I honestly like them all. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011 11:45:03 AM »

I've never heard of this technique before! Your work looks amazing  Smiley Google time!
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011 03:13:48 PM »

Neat designs - I've only ever seen this sort of work in vintage books, the geometric style is really cool Smiley

... What about something really bold, like black/red/yellow ...

I think that would look great. What about shades of black/charcoal/grey with one splash of something bright like lime or red?
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2011 04:24:29 PM »

Thanks for the input! I've gathered the floss to try them out... =) Love the idea of using black - that never occured to me. I had toyed with the idea of a rainbow before, but wasn't sure if it would appeal. Good to know that it does! And going from one color to another - can't wait to do that one. It'll be more interesting than my usual fade from lighter to dark of the same shade.

Again, thanks a bunch!
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