Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Towel Exchange

I continue to weave a little bit every day. The current weaving on Grace, ikat dyed unmercerized 8/2 cotton towel test.

I received this email today.

Hi Bonnie,

Is the towel exchange for Alphabet towels only?
I have a towel to exchange but it is a two block basket weave/twill not
done with a color palate for words


And so I replied:
Hi Maureen,
I guess I didn't explain the towel exchange very well at all. The alphabet towels are towels I make as gifts for friends and relatives, and I use them as samples in my workshops. I don't trade them. The towels I trade are the ones I happen to be working on at the time, in this case the ikat towels (blue and white in 8/2 unmercerized cotton). The towels I receive are hopefully whatever you are working on and reflect your individual weaving path.

I used to buy handwoven towels at our guild sale because I knew I would never weave them myself. Who knew I would come to love these little cloths? I am most interested in towels not like the ones that I make.

There is only one request for the towel you send me is that you label the towel with your name in some way. If you don't have an actual label, then either embroider your name or find some other way to let me know whose towel I am using. I am finding it harder to remember the more towels I get.

I think I will put your email on my blog along with this response. I am sure you aren't the only person who interpreted the towel exchange this way.

Thanks for writing! Your towel sounds perfect!


I was going to tell you about where I get my woven labels, but I can't seem to locate that information just now. If anyone is interested, let me know and I will dig deeper.


Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio said...

Those ikat towels look beautiful!!!

Bonnie said...

Thanks Sunrise,
I'm having a great time with them.

wendy said...

hi, i am looking for someone who can weave/wove me a beach towel, with my design. is this something you can help me with, or know how i can go about doing this? thanks. wendy

Bonnie said...

Hi Wendy, Since you didn't leave a way to contact you---here is my comment. I don't think I can help you with your question. You might google custom design woven into cloth. It would be prohibitive cost-wise to have a design hand woven in the USA