unmercerized

I spent the weekend winding a warp and dressing the loom for some 8/2 cotton towels. I’m making these from some mill ends I got from WEBS. The warp is a dark turquoise/almost teal color that’s darker than it appears in these pics. I have enough warp for 6 or 7 towels, depending on how much I sample, so I can use several different color and treadling combinations.

Here’s the loom:

And here’s a closeup. Note the long warp floats in part of it–I know I know, not good :) I was just messing around with my treadlings and that one didn’t work out. Also, it’s crazy how two yarns labeled 8/2 can have such varying grists. The tan right before the blue is so much thinner than the blue and the turquoise both.