The Blues

21 May 2012
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This was a very fun project!  I enjoyed the simplicity of the weave structure but the complex color games it played!  I loved trying different wefts on the same warp.  Each towel is unique and beautiful!  The texture feels really great, too.  It feels sturdy. 

This weave structure is called "turned taquete" and it reminds me of a summer and winter weave, except it only uses one shuttle at a time.  It's like summer and winter because the back of the fabric is opposite of the front.  Just a note, the 4-shaft and 8-shaft patterns produce the exact same weave structure.

My weaving friend did the same project and her towels are so different from mine, but just as beautiful!  This is a NO FAIL project!!!  No matter what you do, it will be pretty!  And it's an easy project, perfect for beginners!

Blue weft:

 

Purple weft:

 

 Green weft:

 

green, blue, and purple weft:

 

 

 8-shaft pattern:

 

4-shaft pattern:

 I used 12/2 cotton at a tabby sett of 24 epi.  I warped 6 yards and wove 6 towels. 

 

I hope you get a chance to weave this someday!  Enjoy!


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Lauriess wrote
on 6 Jul 2012 12:21 PM

I love this. Thanks for sharing the draft.

twoquinns wrote
on 20 Jul 2012 7:32 PM

I'm a beginner and am confused about what colors to use.  Do I just pick my own warp colors?  A little guidance would be most welcome.

cutler070805 wrote
on 20 Jul 2012 11:30 PM

Yes, pick your own warp colors.  And you can also vary the sizes of squres by using more or less of the colors.

twoquinns wrote
on 21 Jul 2012 2:21 PM

Thanks.  The ladies I took a weaving class with are getting ready to do a dish towel swap, and I may just try these.

on 1 Nov 2012 1:32 AM

Hi, I am a bit confused, the threading for 8 shaft looks like turned twill and is defenitely not summer and winter which usually weaves weft taquete, so I suppose it is the tie-up and treadling which produce the turned taquete,  I will try this it looks nice for table runners as well.

Keep well

Marlene Toerien

 

on 1 Nov 2012 1:32 AM

Hi, I am a bit confused, the threading for 8 shaft looks like turned twill and is defenitely not summer and winter which usually weaves weft taquete, so I suppose it is the tie-up and treadling which produce the turned taquete,  I will try this it looks nice for table runners as well.

Keep well

Marlene Toerien

 

on 1 Nov 2012 1:32 AM

Hi, I am a bit confused, the threading for 8 shaft looks like turned twill and is defenitely not summer and winter which usually weaves weft taquete, so I suppose it is the tie-up and treadling which produce the turned taquete,  I will try this it looks nice for table runners as well.

Keep well

Marlene Toerien

 

Liz.Moncrief wrote
on 2 Nov 2012 5:52 AM

Thanks for sharing. I love the mix of colors, interaction of threads. Just one more thing on my list, now!     :+)