Next up are some E. Worst Linen towels I have long been wanting to weave up. Put a nice long warp of natural cotlin on the Gilmore and played for several days. Now this is my idea of fun. Think the pattern below looks somewhat like lace flowers - don't you?
Played around with the treadles a bit and decided I love the look of the lattice in the towel below. Ended up weaving 3 in this color combination of cotlin and 1 more in a cocoa brown version.
This is the cocoa brown version, I think the darker color weft makes the towel look softer. Same yarn just different colors sure can make an impact on the finished look of a towel.
The final towel was a lot of fun and an exercise in making my limited supply of natural cotlin yarn go as far as possible. Played with the treadles a bit and came up with this version.
Spring has finally decided to show up here in central Illinois with some much needed rain. This weekend I plan on working in the big garden and getting some gifted heirloom roses planted in the yard. Roses are not something I have ever been good at growing but I have been reassured that I will have no problems with these....time will tell I guess.