Juicy One is my first woven bath towel and the thirsty Huck weave is beautiful and useful. It’s woven in 100% cotton and is 29 inches by 58 inches, hemstitched on the loom. Wear it to the beach! Machine wash and hang up to dry. $145 Buy now
In addition to the bits of warp yarns left on the loom after weaving, I often pull short lengths of yarn off my bobbins to free them up for re-use. Here you see them knotted together ready to be wound onto bobbins for weft on another weaving.
Weaving with knotted leftover yarns brings delight and chaos and decisions! Sometimes I let pull the knots through the warp and show them off; other times I left them ride into the warp and clump and make bumps. After the piece is washed it all changes again.
6 For The Table is a set of napkins/placemats woven in canvas weave. The leftover warp yarns just off the loom are being knotted together and wound on a wooden rod into a center pull ball for use as weft in a new project.
After I finished the 5 Kitchen Towels, I collected the bits of warp that remained and, tying the short threads together with knots, made a new ball of cotton yarn for weaving. Zanshi is a Japanese weaving practice using knotted bits of yarn for the weft in weaving.