Cardoon

I bet that title got your attention!  Heh.  It’s the name that popped into my head yesterday while I was weaving this series of elegant kitchen towels.  Cardoon.  An unusual and elegant plant.  Appropriate.

So here are the mug shots for the four you haven’t seen yet ~

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Those two have the same pattern, with different weft colors — a minty green for the first, a soft terra cotta for the second.

Here’s the other pair ~

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Again, these have the same pattern — the first is woven with a pale grey weft, the second with a rich deep purple.  All wefts are 100% cotton, woven into the 50/50 linen/cotton warp.  And as I was partway through the last one, I was oh so glad to see this ~

P1010517The end in sight — always welcome, as by this point I’m usually pretty tired of looking at the same stuff for days on end. 

So . . . . six towels, three “pairs”, done.  A good week’s work.  My friend Linn gets first dibs, and then the rest are fair game for all comers.  I still have to fold over and pin the basketweave ends ~

P1010526then hand hem them all, a time-consuming and meditative process.  It’s a good thing I enjoy handwork!

Next up (warning: this is a teaser) ~

P1010527Two ten-yard warp chains, similar but not identical, for a series of four scarves.  Very soft lustrous cotton.  This will be called the Tropical Sea series.  Stay tuned . . . .

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  1. Margaret Elwood

    I must see these on the computer instead of a tiny phone screen out here in the sunshine. Good work and congratulations on getting to the end!

    Margaret

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