Weaving 9

 

Separating the tea towels

Separating the tea towels

After weaving the tea towels there is still the finishing to do…First machine stitch a zigzag on either side of the thick yellow wefts, and cut between the stitching.

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Snipping

Snipping

Then we snip off the dangling weft ends.

 

Snipped

Snipped

Here is the same spot with the ends all snipped away.

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Sewing the hem

Sewing the hem

Then we sew up the hems,

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Shrinkage Comparison

Shrinkage Comparison

and wash and press the tea towel…this picture shows how much shrinkage there is after washing. Unwashed on the left, washed on the right. The tea towel is 31 1/2  long X 20 inches wide when it comes off the loom, and 27 X 18 inches finished.

 

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A lovely stack of weavings

A lovely stack of weavings

Now we have a lovely stack of weavings…

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The cat likes them

The cat likes them

And some little striped Hitty rugs….the end!

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10 thoughts on “Weaving 9

  1. These are terrific weavings! And what a surprise that there were a bunch of Hitty rugs as well – I suppose Constance was aware of those, but I missed that part of the plan somehow, and perhaps the cat did too.

  2. and yet again I am made aware of how much work goes into fabric and cloth. How it must have been 100 years ago. And I am staggered yet again by your talent!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What beautiful rugs and the weaving is just spectacular !!! That bed looks so cozy – Looks like the cat
    may want to take a nap on the bed instead of the rugs.

  4. Kjerstin, I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed watching the weaving along with Constance. They are really beautiful and I’m so glad there are a few Hitty sized rugs which are perfect. I actually learned so much from this theme and new have a real appreciation for what goes into weaving. Who gets all the tea towels? You and other people who helped? My husband was really impressed, too, as I showed him pictures as you went along. Diane

    • The tea towels are shared between me and my weaving partner – three each. A family member wove most of one of “mine” so he gets that one. I will give the other two to friends! I’ll keep at least one of the Hitty rugs…I am glad you enjoyed it, it has been a fun and bright, cheerful project to work on during the grey winter!

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