Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summer Towels

Every summer four of us (high school teachers) get together to sit by the pool, talk, eat, drink, and try to figure out how summer can stretch out just a few more weeks!

And every summer as I pack up my contribution and get ready to walk out the door I think - "I should have made something special to commemorate our get togethers" but, of course, I don't have anything and it escapes my mind until the following summer. That is, until this spring when I began plotting. I wound the warp right before school got out and (after suffering through my obligatory end of school/start of vacation migraine) I spent a leisurely Friday dyeing the warp.

I started with one of my favorite flowers, Blanket Flowers (Gaillardia), as inspiration.


Using the Golden Mean I wound a center stripe of 144 ends and two adjoining stripes of 90 ends. Here's the two side stripes.


And the center


Fuschia stripes (13 ends) bordered by an end of red orange will separate the stripes and serve as a border.

More photos are here.


  1. I have got to branch out to dyeing my own warp-this is beautiful....can't wait to see it as it is woven.

  2. Woot! Lovely colors :)
    We should have a Towel-Off: I've got some going on the loom too :). Can we get Marie to join in?

  3. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see more!

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