I've woven her three tea towels. Actually, two tea towels and one small towel/large dishcloth (I had an issue with my loom and had to stop early - one of the strings that keeps everything tight against the back of the loom snapped, so the warp went wobbly).
I used King Cole Cottonsoft DK, as I did with the tea towels I made for myself, this time using blue and white. I put a fairly long warp on the loom, using the weft to create a different pattern effect for each of the tea towels.
Each of the tea towels is photographed folded in half, so is double the length.
|Quite traditional in pattern|
|Blue only for the weft|
Here are the three cloths, next to each other:
|See how the plainer blue one is smaller than the other two?!|
I hope Mum likes them but, because they're a 'household' present, I've also bought her two bars of Montezuma plain chocolate: Orange & Geranium and Sea Dog (lime & sea salt) flavours.
I finished weaving these on Tuesday and yesterday I hemmed them, which didn't go quite as smoothly as I'd expected as I had issues with my sewing machine. I'm not sure if it's because it's not used that much, or if it simply needs a good clean out, but it wouldn't move forward in a straight line. Oh well, I got there in the end and that's the main thing.