Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Snowflake Shawl

 As my first posting for the new year I thought the snowflake organic cotton shawl would be nice.  This shawl measures 70 x18 inches with 5 inch fringe.  There was an 8.5 inches difference in length and 2 1/4 inch shrinkage in width, and 1 inch shrinkage in the fringe.  These are off the loom measurements.  On the loom it was 22 inches wide in the reed, woven to 80 inches plus 10 inches each for fringe.  So you can see there is quite a bit of take up and shrinkage with the 10/2 unmercerized cotton and the advancing twill pattern. Length 12.5%. Width 18% and the fringe was about 15% with twisting and wet finishing.


This is a detail of the edge and twisted fringe

detail of snowflake pattern white on white

The next project finished is the towel using a snowflake advancing twill pattern using natural organic cotton warp and olive organic colorgrown cotton weft.  These are taken from the front and back to show the difference in shading. They started out 22" in the reed and woven to 30" for and 18x24 inch towel..  The hems will be rather small on these towels.

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