Weaving inspiration can come from anywhere as Connie Westbrook shows in her Pool-Inspired Towels featured in Handwoven March/April 2018, that she based on the tiles in the pool at the recreation center where she swims laps. The 8-shaft turned twill pattern uses white, blue and grey to mimic the lanes in a public pool and also the tiling around the edges. Weave your way back to the gym with these 3 towels with 2 treadling variations! —Susan
Project at a Glance:
Equipment: 8-shaft loom, 24" weaving width; 12- dent reed; 1 boat shuttle, 2 bobbins.
Yarns: 8/2 unmercerized cotton (3,360 yd/lb; Brassard et Fils).
Sett: 24 epi
Woven length (measured under tension on the loom): 94".
Finished size after washing and hemming: 3 towels 20" x 27".
CONNIE WESTBROOK is always surprised by where her fiber journey takes her. There is no predicting where the creativity may come from or where it will lead.