I had a weaving marathon going on down at the guild room this week. I had previously wound an 18-yard warp for my undulating twill towels, and last Sunday (a week ago) I went down there and starting tying on to the previous warp. I got it about 80% done, but had to wait until Tuesday to resume, since Monday was my day this month to staff the Winthrop Gallery. So Tuesday I finished tying on, and beamed the warp, and wove the first 2 towels.
Yesterday (Saturday) I finished the weaving – ending up with 20 in all! Each one about 32″ long before washing, excluding hems. Here they are, laid out on the floor at the guild room, as one long length of cloth:
I brought them home, stay-stitched and cut between every fifth towel (so I could break up the long run of cloth somewhat), and got them through the washer and dryer last night. Today I am finishing the stay-stitching, cutting them apart, hemming and pressing, and getting ready to put labels on them for the annual guild sale coming up this week.
I don’t know if I would always want to work at this pace, but it is kind of interesting to know I can do it.
I think I forgot to post pictures of the placemats I finished a couple of weeks ago: