Saturday, February 1, 2014

February TotM - Hearts in Turned Summer & Winter

Are you ready for February's Towel of the Month?  It features the structure "turned summer and winter".  It has borders along the long edges, patterned with heart-shaped motifs for Valentine's Day.  Here's a fuzzy photo from the original scanned article in Weaver's Journal to give you an idea what it looks like.

This towel, like January's towel also calls for 561 ends of 40/2 bleached linen.  The pattern warp is red cottolin, and the weft is again the bleached 20/1 linen.  The sett is 30 ends per inch (epi) if you want to substitute a different yarn.  The warp ends are 380 in the center plain weave section, 60 in each pattern border (not counting the red cottolin), and 30 at each edge (plus 1 to balance if you like).

So let's get started!  Are you interested in trying turned summer & winter?  I have never done this weave before and I'm excited to try it out.  Next post will be the draft including threading, tie-up, treadling and a pick-up pattern for the hearts.

Weave along and get a chance to win the Towel of the Month!  If you are weaving along, please leave a comment to let us all know.  Put a link or url in the comment to a photo (on your Flickr, Picasaweb, Photobucket, your blog etc.) of your work in progress. Deadline is midnight GMT Feb 28, 2014. 

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