We have melting snow here after a large snowfall last week. There is nothing like feeling trapped in your home, while you are 'stuck' in your home. Is it just me or do the days whip by so fast while it also feels like the longest winter ever? ❄️
Our phone has been even more quiet than our usual quiet. A friend, who is a registered nurse, shared a story about how everyone are basically head down and coping right now. Its been a very long year with a great deal to process. The vaccines are here but for the average person out there, they are still months away.
One side effect of this is inertia: Inertia comes from the Latin word, iners, meaning idle, sluggish.
So we're all coping as best we can.
I decided to challenge myself to use up some cottons in my stash and to use some colours that I don't normally choose. I chose a 16 shaft point twill, so easy threading, and a short treadling repeat of 8. The warp was 8 yards long for 7 towels so not an overly long commitment, but long enough to get a decent stack of towels. Here you can see the draft and my edge threading to perk things up.
For the last 3 towels I decided to change up the treadling and weave my favourite colours. I also wove up some samples for my records.