Update to the Replacement Dish Towel Project

After a long time, almost a year. I finally had the time to get to this project. As I did, I discovered that I had set up my loom incorrectly and was not able to weave until I fixed the installation of the friction brake, and the clutch for the cloth advance. Thank you to wonderful people on the Weaver’s Tech list.

During this process I did decide on an initial draft of the first towels. It is based on two different Jacob Angstadt designs, both are 12 shaft pointed twills blocks. I wanted to get a checkerboard effect without needing to use two shuttles. This was made possible by reversing the tie-up blocks. Now to the real work, weaving!

The Fly Fisherman

Using a historic draft as the basis for a new tapestry technique. In Montana one of our favorite leisure activities is Fly Fishing. Watch as the loom is threaded and The Fly Fisherman appears. Background fabric patterns are the insects and fish that you find in the blue waters of the Madison and Gallatin Rivers.