Sunday, March 08, 2009

I finished the tea towels or are they dish towels?

I wanted to take the newly restored loom for a test drive so I put on 5 yards of 8/2 unmercerized cotton and wove plainweave towels. This was the first time I used weaving sticks and I really liked it since this loom has a much smaller shed than I am used to. I have some very beautiful 24" cherry ones and plan to make more in various lengths.

The finished tea towels...

I'm leaving today, heading for West Virginia, for another Windsor chair class. Below is the rocker I made last year. I finally finished it a couple of weeks ago.


This time I am making a settee. Before heading to class I needed to turn this hard maple stock into legs, six to be exact.


On the lathe...


All finished...

4 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

The towels look great!!!

That Windsor chair is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the settee!

Weaving and woodworking are a great combination.....you can do all sorts of things!

Sue

Rebecca in CO said...

You NEVER cease to amaze me, Teri! And, I probably have left this exact comment over and over again through the past years on your blog..LOL

The Windsor Rocker is fabulous! As is everything else...tea towels..

SpinningLizzy said...

Oh, My, AWESOME! The lathe work and the chair are amazing! How wonderful it must feel to sit in that chair you put so much time in.

SpinningLizzy said...

I forgot to say how lovely your tea towels turned out! And the Structo you restored is truly handsome. I'm so envious of your talent with wood -- what a luxury to be able to make cherry warp sticks!