Waffle weave towels

waffle045 shaft / 6 treadle pattern
60 x 90 cm on loom + hems
55 x 82 cm off loom
40 x 60 cm hot washed and tumbled

All the old stained hand towels are moving to the loft or garage, then I’ll see if I need to make more new ones.

I knew I was probably making a mistake on the hems, making them flare too much, but didn’t have enough treadles to make a sensible pattern and didn’t want to change the tie up between each towel.

As for my threading mistake, the result on the one woven with the mistake and the two others where I removed 4 threads getting a more open spacing in that spot was that the first one WITH the extra threads has the least visible error, so I should have kept it that way.

I also learned that I don’t really enjoy the colour effect of one warp and one weft, but I needed to see it, since you can’t predict the washed look on the computer. So all in all a lot of valuable lessons from my first waffle weave!

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Note to self: towel hems at least 6-8 cm om loom, not 4.

10 thoughts on “Waffle weave towels

  1. They look wonderful! A suggestion for the hems is to use a thinner weft and just weave the pattern. Sometimes I’ll also place a different colored thread for I pick, so I can see where I want the edge of the towel to begin, after hemming.

    1. It was a bit of a conundrum because I didn’t think my sewing machine and the waffles would agree with each other, so I needed something flat. I’d forgotten about using thinner yarn! (which I don’t have in manyy colours, but definitely an option)

  2. De ser i hvert fald effektive ud, jeg må give dig ret i at mønster og vævning ikke helt passer sammen. Men de ser så rare ud, at jeg sagtens ville kunne leve med det 😉 Stropperne ser meget brede og solide ud, de bliver ikke lige slidt igennem, måske ville de hoppe af mine elendige knager i badeværelset.

    1. Jeg havde ikke rigtig nogen ide om hvordan jeg beregnede bredden med brikvævning kontra garntype. Næste gang vil jeg bruge 20 kort i stedet for 28, det tror jeg passer bedre.

      1. Ja, brikvævning kan tage fusen på en. Det er, synes jeg i hvert fald, ret uforudsigeligt, hvordan det bliver. Det er smatr, at stropperne binder de tre sammen til er sæt.

    1. I’d love to, but until I’m “allowed” full worktime, every day, like, my progress is simply too slow. Not just the lack of time, but also because I can’t pick up my focus immediately after interruptions. Sometimes the next one happens JUST as I’m getting my steam back up! 🙁

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