Posted by Peg in South Carolina
When I went to fill a pirn with white 8/2 cotton I discovered that that this white cotton that I have been weaving with is not the cotton I used for the warp. The 8/2 cotton I used as warp was a natural color. I remembered that I had ordered the natural and not the white.
Apparently I had some cones of white 8/2 nearby, so when I went to wind weft, I wound white, not the natural. It worked out nicely. The white squares and lines are nice and clean, but the natural warp probably keeps the white from being blinding white---an effect I had not wanted and why I had ordered the natural.
But, for this last towel, I decided to weave with the natural instead of the white. And I decided to use the burnt orange I had used for the body of the first towel, for the horizontal stripes on this towel. The result is a slightly creamier looking towel. To appreciate the difference, the two towels would need to be seen right next to each other.
I think this last towel may be my favorite.
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