Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Big Cotton Blankets in Advancing Twill - Part 2

Following my last blog with eight new big cotton blankets in advancing twill, I have another seven to show. Both projects used the same basic warp design but different colours. This set has outer wide stripes of alternating purple and navy in the warp, the next stripes in are two shades of blue, and the centre stripe was warped in two shades of green. I really like this set, too.

One more blanket is at the fringing stage now. All blankets below are machine hemmed and can be machine washed and dried - except C267, which I wove with a lovely blend of merino wool and Tencel.

As always, let me know if you're interested in any of these blankets.

C263 | 100% cotton | 194 cm x 129 cm (76.5" x 50.5") | $170


C264 | 100% cotton | 183 cm x 130 cm (72" x 51") | $170


C264 Detail

C265 | 100% cotton | 189 cm x 127 cm (74.5" x 50") | Sold

C266 | 100% cotton | 193 cm x 129 cm (76" x 50.5") | Sold

C267 | approx. 50% cotton, 25% merino wool, 25% Tencel
180 cm x 127 cm (71" x 50") | Sold
* This blanket has a lovely drape, and the Tencel gives it a beautiful sheen. *

C267 Detail

I wove the last two blankets with Bockens cotton from Sweden, really lovely cotton with a little sheen to it. These two blankets are pretty nice and I designed them to highlight the fibres through a subtle pattern.

C268 | 100% cotton | 183 cm x 130 cm (72" x 51") | Sold

C269 | 100% cotton | 190 cm x 130 cm (75" x 51") | $170

Friday, 20 May 2016

Big Cotton Blankets in Advancing Twill

Further to recent blogs on advancing twill, I finished eight big blankets and have them ready for presentation. All are 100% cotton, machine hemmed, and can be machine washed and dried. These blankets are super for summer!

C255 | 100% cotton | 188 cm x 130 cm (74" x 51") | Donated to June 3, 2017 fundraiser
for Island Mountain Arts

C256 | 100% cotton | 183 cm x 130 cm (72" x 51") | Sold

C257 | 100% cotton | 193 cm x 130 cm (76" x 51") |
Donated to Island Mountain Arts fundraiser on June 4, 2016 

C258 | 100% cotton | 186 cm x 130 cm (73" x 51") | Sold

C259 | 100% cotton | 180 cm x 128 cm (71" x 50.5") | Sold

C260 | 100% cotton | 186 cm x 130 cm (73" x 51") | $170

C261 | 100% cotton | 193 cm x 128 cm (76" x 50.5") | $170

C262 | 100% cotton | 191 cm x 130 cm (75" x 51") | Sold

And more blankets are underway for another blog to come soon.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Adventures in Advancing Twill

I've been on a bit of a weaving streak with advancing twill. Starting with a set of towels that sent me back into this very interesting weave structure, I wove another set in a lighter-coloured warp and then just finished eight big cotton blankets - and another eight are underway. It's fantastic to really explore a weave structure and see even just some of its potential with different colour combinations and designs.

Here are some of the latest towels. The eight blankets will be posted soon when all are ready to show.














These are all cotton hand towels, priced at $34 each or three for $98. Let me know if you're interested in any.