The Blues

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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