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Operation Free the Loom!! a.k.a. finish the damn weaving project already.

22 Mar

Once again I have been favoring instagram over my blog. It is just so much easier to not have to write about my projects, when I have so much going on. This month I have been super busy, despite taking a break from my college classes which was supposed to give me more time to finish up some WIP’s. Instead the month has just flown by.

With that, my beautiful rigid heddle loom has been sitting idly by in the living room. Warped with only 1/4 of the weaving left to do, and gathering dust. I started some cotton washcloths way back in the fall, kind of an experiment to see if I liked them woven more than knitted. Here I am weaving furiously to get them finished:

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I used a thinner cotton for the warp, and standard dishcloth cotton for the weft. Really, since I used the thicker weft, it barely took 20 minutes to weave each 9 inch washcloth so I really do not know why this took so long. The plan was to do 9 inches of the thicker cotton, then four inches of the thinner cotton, and repeat until I run out of warp. That way the fabric would be thinner where I needed to hem between each cloth. But since I took my time with this I pretty much made up new measurements each time I sat down to weave, resulting in slightly wonky hem widths.

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All they need now is a quick wash to tighten up the weave, and they are ready to go. I still haven’t decided if I like them better than knit, what do you think? I like that they are a little less bulky when woven versus knitted.

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