Yesterday (Sunday) I took the seven towels off the loom, having just finished the weaving the previous afternoon. Here they are, on the loom, in the order in which they were woven ~
#1 — woven with a natural unbleached cotton
And finally, the end of the line. These knots (though from this angle it’s hard to tell) are only about five inches from the steel rod, the closest I’ve ever come to the end of a warp. A little too close, really, as the last six inches of the weaving were consequently difficult — a technical matter which I’ll spare you.
I spent a quiet couple of hours after they were off the loom cutting them apart, folding over the three inch hem sections and pinning them in preparation for tiny tight hand hemming stitches. It’s slow, but makes a finish far nicer (in my thinking) than machine hemming for such handsome towels. After hemming, they’ll go into the washing machine and the dryer, then be smoothed into their final form under a hot iron. More pictures will be forthcoming at that point.