Monday, September 29, 2008


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

My first thought had been to weave three towels.  Three for my daughter.  That seemed like a nice round number.  But then I thought, I would really like one for myself just so I have something for myself from the warp.  And then niggling at me is a very good friend, for whom I would like to weave one for Christmas.  She had done a great deal for me when I was sick and has since remained a very good friend.  I might like to weave her one. 

So, the long and the short of it is that I  have decided to put on enough warp for five towels.  If I am really tired of the whole thing after four towels, I can just call it quits. Unmercerized cotton is inexpensive and the amount lost would represent very little financially, and barely anything in extra work.  So I think it worthwhile to put on that extra warp just in case I do find I want to weave this little gift.

"Christmas towel Details: Warp Length" was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on September 29, 2008. © 2008 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Taueret said...

"I think it worthwhile to put on that extra warp just in case I do find I want to weave this little gift."

~~words to live by!

Leigh said...

I always think the same way, expecially for dishtowels. I can always think of a good use for just "one more." When I don't put on extra warp, I always regret it!

I really like unmercerized cotton for towels It wears very well and seems to be quite thirsty too.

marion said...

Hoi Peg,

I am an beginning weaver for 14 years now and resently I started to weave something other than plain weave. I wove 3 placemats (in summer and winter and indeed with that same 8\2 soft cotton) and I also made my warp a little longer. Now I have a small tablecloth ( very small, I don't know the englisch word for it) with fringles on four sides. So Yes, put on that extra warp. But as I write this I realise you are so experienced, what am I talking about. Wel, have fun.
Marion, from The Netherlands.