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End of Year Fiesta ~~

Time again for some more Fiesta towels.   They were such fun to weave before, so I thought I would whip some up again.  Enough warp for 8 towels.  Should be on the loom by tomorrow, to start the mad weaving frenzy!

Rambler Rose Towels ~

These towels were a lesson in sett for me.  I typically don't pay attention to sett, I just weave what looks good.  The towels turned out beautiful and are ready for use.  A total of 6 towels were completed, but I gave away the navy blue and light blue as a gift before I remembered to take a picture.  Sad  :-(

For a challenge, I decided to do a Natural weft on a Natural warp. How crazy is that?  In order to keep track of things, I needed to put in the contrast thread and count my repeats and mark them.  Life has lots of distractions, so this is my way of keeping the pattern on task.

One more towel to go for this warp.

More Colors For Towels....

Navy blue is the next color choice. It is really bold and pops beautifully against the Natural warp.

Choosing the best colors for this has been a challenge.  Can't wait to see what color I come up with next.  Stay tuned!

Finally Started ~

Finally, the towels are started.  This will keep me occupied for the next few nights. There should be enough here for 6, plus a sample. Each towel will be a different color. 

Threads !

Looks like I will be busy for a while.  These will eventually be towels, but there are alot of threads...more than I care to count, again.

So, my reward to myself for getting all of these on the loom.....LUNATIC FRINGE retail therapy.  What did I get???  Yarn and more yarn!  One can never have enough yarn. Just a hint, there is a color gamp in my future.

Scarf - Quick and Fun~

Something quick and fun was on the menu for this project.  It is made of Angora and Pygora.  Super soft and drapes beautifully.   I kept this one for myself, since I gift alot of my creations to others.  This picture does not do it soon as I get another picture taken that is decent, I will post it.

Denim Rag Rug ~ Fun!

Rag rugs are something everyone should do, at least once.  This was a fun project that used up some extra warp left over from an Alpaca rug.  With the price of cotton yarn these days, it helps not to waste good warp.

Plus, Sydney thinks it will be a good rug to take a nap on.

On to the next project.

Quick Rug Done... Core Spun Alpaca

This didn't take long.  Now onto another one, just for kicks!

Doubleweave Wall Hanging

A lesson in Doubleweave (my first) was taken from Handwoven as a nice small project, to get the idea behind Doubleweave and also how pickup fits into the picture.  I apologize for the colors, I just used scrap yarn to try to get as close as I could to the Handwoven project colors.  

The reverse side in progress.

Finally done!

Cherry Season !

The cherries are in season now. This is my second round on one tree. Probably will pick another round tomorrow night. These are Stella cherries and come on a little bit earlier than the Bings. They are wonderful for snacks.

Breakfast Snack ~

There are a group of deer that hang out on the property on a regular basis.  They are quite at home and don't seem to be in any hurry to leave.  This morning as I was out on the deck admiring the beautiful weather, when they decided to come in for a morning snack. There is a dwarf peach tree that they all seem to like.  They hung around until I walked over to them and made them leave. Otherwise, I wouldn't have a flowerbed left.

the ringleader
2nd in command

the gang is all here!
you talkin' to me?

Organic Cotton Scarf

A weaver friend gave me some organic cotton yarn as a gift, with the intention of working up a scarf from the latest Handwoven.  The scarf is a pattern by Suzie Liles from Eugene, Oregon (my home town).  The scarf is very soft and was a quick project to do before summer and life got in the way.  Can't wait to wear it this winter. 

Kitchen Towels Complete ~

The kitchen towels are finally done.  They were fun to make and went rather quickly.  A simple twill but with color variation that makes them pop!

Having finished the white / blue towels, now the blue / white towels are starting to come into view.  They are a lot more vivid than the white ones and the twill shows up very well.  

Tension has been an issue with this project, but I have learned something new about my Mighty Wolf loom because of it.  Problem solved and now finishing the last towel.  Also, I have been using my end delivery shuttles with this project and I am hooked!  The difference is amazing.  The towels have been easy to weave but the pattern sure looks more complicated when it is worked up.  I like easy sometimes!

Traditional Dish Towels ~

Towels again....These towels caught my eye as a good "straight draw" project.  They are traditional blue and white done on 8 shafts.  Straight draw on the threading and ties ups.  Very simple but has beautiful results.

This is the back.
 Close up of back.  (not true color)
Front side view.
Looking at the front going onto the beam.

Fiesta Finale!

The Fiesta towels are finally done.  Each towel is a different pattern design which added to the fun of weaving them.  There is enough yarn left over to make another group of them, so after a couple more projects I will go back and make some more.  Overall, these towels are worth all the hard work that was put into them.

Let's Have A Fiesta ~

My latest project reminds me of summer.  The colors are bright and cheerful.  These will become kitchen towels and are actually called "Fiesta Towels".  8/2 cotton and lots of it.  This pattern is from Handwoven, Jan/Feb 2006.

This is the first time I have used my new Schacht - end delivery shuttle and it is wonderful!  What a difference it makes when it comes to VERY even selvedges.  Well, better get back at it.  There are 6 towels to do with a different pattern on each towel.
Below are some of the patterns, which actually were very fun to do!  

Dizzy Yet ?