Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Finished towels

Posted by Peg in South Carolina

And I am pleased.

For the curious, this time there was shrinkage across the width:  1”.  This is the first time there was any shrinkage in this direction.

The shrinkage along the length was much less than after the first wash:  only 1”.

To summarize: the towels went from 27” wide (width at reed) x 37” long (measured on loom and NOT including hems) to 24” wide by 31” long (NOT including hems).

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!   This will probably be my last post till the new year.

"Towels are Done" was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on December 23, 2008. © 2008 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Dave Daniels said...

What a wonderful post, with snow falling. The towels are wonderful.
Merry Christmas, I hope you have a great year's end.

Connie Rose said...

They are beautiful, Peg!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous stack of towels! And what a great note to end on and take a holiday! Merry Christmas xxx

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you Callie and Connie. Merry Christmas!

Amelia, belle of The Bellwether said...

They look amazing! some day I hope to be up to a warp that lets me weave a whole stack of tea towels.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, Amelia. And I think that the day is not all that far away for longer warps for you.