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« on: October 05, 2016 07:25:07 AM »

As an early birthday present I got a rigid heddle loom. So I decided to make kitchen towels to practice weaving.

These are made with 8/2 unmercerized cotton. I doubled the warp, but used a single strand for the weft.  I really loved how they turned out. Now I need to warp up some more.







And here is the loom all warped up before I started weaving.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016 07:59:17 AM »

Oh my goodness! This is amazing! How super cool.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016 08:40:41 AM »

Gorgeous.  The warping is the most tedious task ever. I never would have thought to double the warp, but that gives you an extra dense weave that's perfect for towels, doesn't it? What brand/model of loom did you get?
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016 08:45:19 AM »

Beautiful! What an awesome skill.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016 09:33:14 AM »

Stunning!
You made your own towels?
That's fantastic, fabulous... words are failing me.
And they look absolutely perfect.

About how long did it took you to make one towel?
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016 09:33:41 AM »

Oh. I am SO jealous! Those are beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016 09:34:46 AM »

So very nice!  wonderful first weavings!
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2016 10:51:13 AM »

Thanks everyone.

Gorgeous.  The warping is the most tedious task ever. I never would have thought to double the warp, but that gives you an extra dense weave that's perfect for towels, doesn't it? What brand/model of loom did you get?

It's a Schacht 20" flip. I got it from a lady who lives in my area who didn't use it anymore. And yep, warping is super tedious, but worth it in the end.

About how long did it took you to make one towel?

I warped the loom for both towels and it felt like it took forever. It probably didn't help that I made mistakes and had to fix them and got yarn tangled etc. That part  probably took 4 hours or so.

Actually weaving didn't really take too long, or at least it didn't feel like it did. I would just weave for a few minutes or so when I felt like it or had a couple of minutes to spare. Off and on, I finished weaving both in 2 days I think.
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016 12:21:52 PM »

 Shocked Shocked

This is incredible!! Totally awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2016 05:30:50 PM »

Which part of these are "practice"? Wink They are absolutely perfect. I like your color and pattern choice. Thanks for sharing your terrific work! Cheesy
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