Saturday, December 29, 2012

Turned Taquete

The turned taquete towels are going on the loom! I've been really excited to try this colorful pattern that Sharon so graciously shared with me. Her towels are so beautiful! I just had to try them :) Now that the move is over and christmas is over, I am determined to ring in the new year weaving.
This warp is 384 ends uki 5/2 cotton and double sleyed in my 8 dent reed at 16 ends per inch.

Before i thread my heddles i lift the shafts and slide in an old shuttle on each side. This raises the heddle eyes level with my reed and it is easier to thread.
This pattern is a straight draw and so simple to thread. Because my reed is double sleyed i do have to make sure that i am pulling the color sequence correctly. A major part of the magic of this pattern happens in the color sequence in the warp.
Threading is going quickly and i hope to begin winding on this evening.
Best wishes!


  1. Can't wait to see the towels! I know they will be wonderful.
    Happy New Year Weaving!!

  2. Congratulations on the new house! How pretty and your own loomy bin to boot. Can't wait to see the towels and of course, your Murphy loom warped on weaving. I tell mine when he makes me feel guilty that at least he is dry, warm and loved even if he isn't as busy as he could be. Best wishes for a Happy New Year.