I had a guild meeting last night and had hoped to have them finished for show and tell. Mid afternoon, I decided that if I cut the woven towels, I would have enough time to wash, dry and hem at least one.
Right - who was I kidding?
Then I folded the two lease sticks together, and tied them onto the apron rod. I used four ties for the towels. I think 3 might have been enough, but my apron rod is wood and I worry about it flexing, so more are better to keep the pressure from the ties equal.
I then wove a couple of inches extra before I started the next towel, just to make sure that the tension was still right. The only problem I had was that I broke a thread on the far side, when an unnoticed knot hit the reed. I quickly fixed that and kept on weaving.
|Huck tea towels washed, dried, ready to be hemmed and pressed|
Luckily DH was home from work and after he finished whatever he was working on, he took apart my foot pedal, fixed it and reassembled it. I was able to do the zigzag stitching. I tossed the towels in the washer, then in the dryer and about 2 minutes before I had to leave for the guild meeting, the dryer buzzed to say they were done. No way I could press them and hem them in that time. However, I will have lovely show and tell for next month. I am really happy with these.
Now to finish the rest of the towels and get the cotton scarf woven for the shiboi workshop later this month.