Last spring I gave a few weaving lessons to a wonderful person who knew the basics but needed a little refresher. We were going over the whole process of dressing the loom for weaving, so I wanted to set her up with a very basic warp. I did not have enough of any one color, so we blended yellow and white cotton, and threaded your basic straight draw.
Fast forward to this year. About 2 yards of a very narrow warp were still sitting on the loom. It was too narrow and too bland to really do anything with. Finally I decided to just use up odds and ends of yarn and make some little dish towels.
I added a few threads of a thick cotton yarn as thin warp stripes, and used a similar yarn in the weft of some of the patterns.
They remind me of lemon sherbet. I may cut them in pieces and sew them into a little table-topper.
Details for weavers: 5/2 cotton in warp and some weft; the weft in 4 is a cotton/ramie flake blend. And if you need blank draft sheets, they are available (for 4 and 8 shafts) at Albemarle Handweavers Guild.
It feels great to be weaving again! But I hear the quilts calling too… and the dye pots…