Recently I posted on how easy it would be to design a simple twill for towels for my daughter. Go here to read it. This is quickie photo of one of a set I designed and wove some years ago. 8/2 unmercerized cotton. Shrunk a great deal. Shows no sign of wear. Kitty is value added..........
Yes, each towel I treadled a bit differently and with different colors. But since the towels I am now planning to weave are for my daughter, I would like them to be just a little special. Color-and-Weave had been my initial thought.
Crackle is what I am thinking about now. Crackle treadled polychrome yields what is basically a twill fabric, and twill is what I would like.
I've already come up with some treadling ideas:
1. Treadle with two colors, just alternating the colors, as I did in the sample on this blog post. Use different colors for each towel.
2. Treadle two colors, but use one color on two blocks for a while; then change to two different blocks; etc............
3. Treadle with three colors alternately as I did on the sample on this blog post. A white warp with ecrus and creams could be quite lovely...........and quite unlike me!
So why not give it a shot?