The white cotton blanket is decorated with grey rib weave stripes and changing the direction of the twill lines in the ends of the fabric. At first, the blanket looked too simple and unclear by its structure. We fell in love with the blanket after a wet finish and tying the fringe. The fabric was comfortably soft, the sett was perfect, and the surface was beautiful. We finished the piece by embroidering the other end with simple motifs!
|The warp||Cotton Soft Novita, 010 natural white
50 g = 120 m, 100 % cotton, Novita
|Warp|| width 100 cm
the sett 4 ends/cm
number of warp ends 400
amount of yarn needed 375 g
|Reed||One per dent in a 40-dent reed (metric) = 40/1|
|Weave structure||Weft faced twill and rib weave|
|Weft||Same as the warp|
Amount of weft yarn needed
Cotton Soft Novita, 50 g = 120 m, 100 % cotton, Novita Oy
010 natural white 312 g
405 pearl (light grey)
Leave 7 cm length for the fringe at the ends of the fabric (=short fringes). Weave rib weave with natural white and grey alternating at the beginning and the end of the fabric, 10 + 10 picks = 1,5 cm. Weave the blanket according to the treadling instructions with a natural white weft. The sett is 4,5 picks per cm in the twill weave, which is just slightly more than the warp sett.
The woven length is 168 cm and the size of the cloth off the loom is 90 cm x 157 cm.
After the wet finish, the size was 85 cm x 152 cm. The cotton cloth was quick to weave, but the loose sett caused the threads to move easily from their places. However, the small irregularities in the weaving smoothed out in the wet finishing.
The sett is loose in the blanket. The sett is almost balanced with only slightly more picks per cm than ends per cm. The structure of the fabric seems a bit uneven on the loom, but after the wet finish, the fabric will even out and become denser.
Draw a pattern and scale it to the correct size. It is easy to measure the correct places of each motif if you draw a grid with 10 x 10 cm squares on your sketch. Embroider the hays with a light grey and a yellow thread and the moon with a yellow thread. The stalks of hays start at the point where the twill line changes the direction for the last time before the middle part with a straight treadling.
Embroider the weft-faced side of the blanket and end the threads on the backside. Both sides will become beautiful.
Wet finish the fabric before the embroidery.