I wrote my first Turned Taqueté blog in October 2012. Where does the time go? People starting noticing that particular blog post and the one following. But. It took some time before someone on Facebook kindly informed me that one of the weaving groups there was all over that blog post and weaving Turned Taqueté towels like gangbusters. So, what did I do? I joined the weaving group on Facebook. And a few others ; – )
Above, photos of the very first tea towels.
Fast forward to the present. I revisited this draft and decided to weave a batch of towels using a color palette themed after the Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral.
If you start deep diving into the whole Pantone color thing, you can find web sites that take the current Color and create palettes with coordinating hues. I chose a few colors, and then tried to match them with available 8/2 cotton colors from Maurice Brassard. That seemed to work pretty well.
Brassard’s version of Living Coral turned out to be Saumon, in the lower left hand corner. A little too light, but good enough.
Here is the finished set of towels. I treadled each one a little differently. I think they represent the Living Coral palette quite effectively.
Next up: Living Coral Turned Taqueté Circles towels. Of course!
I never would have put that green in there with the other colors, but it works well.
I love the way all of those colors work together! I think I like these better than the original towels, or just as well. I plan to try weaving turned taquete before this year ends.
I love your dish towels. They are lovely. I just bought an 8-shaft floor loom.So I am new with this and I want to thank you for your drafts and nice patterns
Absolutely great pattern! The colors work so well … gotta try it!