Saturday, January 31, 2015

I Never Learn

 Even though I have all those weaving kits piling up in the craft room, I decided to go rogue once again and design my own Valentine's Day towels for February. I had a lot of red and white leftover from Christmas so why not? I ordered some pink to go with what I had and set to work warping a pretty checked pattern I found on Pinterest.

The problem is (and isn't there always one) that I still can't estimate how much cotton it takes to make a couple of simple dishtowels. Once again, I have half a warp done and I'm waiting for the rest of the cotton to show up in the mail. And Once again, I've paid as much for shipping as I have for the materials because I was too cheap to spring for the bigger cones in the first place.


  1. Oh well, I guess that's the cost of being totally creative! Looks like you're going to have some fun results for your efforts.

  2. The colors are great. Every time I read one of these posts, I want to learn to weave.

  3. Ha, you are buying an experience, not a dish towel, right!?! It's gonna be beautiful and totally worth it!!

  4. I love how you celebrate every special day of the year.

  5. Do you have any helpful suggestions for warping for a dishtowel so that it doesn't get tangled? Should I warp in sections? Thanks!

    1. I always use counting threads (a real game changer) and to put in the back rod and the lease sticks while the threads are still on the warping board. I don't chain my thread when it comes off either. I roll it up on a big gift paper tube that I tie on the loom while I am fiddling with it. I use the back to front method used on the Webs video on You Tube.