Archive for April, 2013

Bath Towel #2

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Bath Towel #2, originally uploaded by davidscf.

Via Flickr:
Bath towel in broken 2/2 twill and plain weave with a 1" basketweave selvedge. This towel was modelled on a Turkish peshtemal.

The warp is 5/2 mercerized cotton sett at 16 epi. The weft is 3/2 cotton woven at 16 ppi.

The finished towel measures 1.66 m x 0.70 m (65” x 27”) and weighs 700 g (1.5 lb).

Handspun - Pakistan

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Handspun - Pakistan, originally uploaded by davidscf.

"Pakistan" is one of Spunky Eclectic’s Colourways for a Cause with part proceeds going to Unicef’s Education program.

"Pakistan" Falkland Wool Top
Spinning method: Worsted
Construction: Singles
551 m (602 yds)
244 g (8.5 oz)
1127 ypp (DK weight)

Spring 2013 Collection

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Spring 2013 Collection, originally uploaded by davidscf.

New colours for Spring 2013 from Southern Cross Fibre.

Overshot Bath Towel

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The first bath towel was cut off the loom to finish it so I could take it for a test drive before weaving more. This baby sucks up water like nobody’s business, so I’m calling it a success. My only concern is the size of some of the floats (up to 13 mm/0.5″) which might snag if gifting them to someone who wears jewellery. I still have enough for another towel on the loom, so I might rethread for one of the tied unit weaves for the second one.

The finished towel measures 1.66 m x 0.70 m (65″ x 27″) and weighs 690 g (1.5 lb).

Overshot draft #34 - Baby Blanket by Barbara Elkins (WEBS) in 5/2 and 3/2 cotton.