Cotton Flake

My curiosity got the best of me when I bought this spool a while ago (100% mercerized cotton) on a whim, not really sure how it was going to weave up. Oh my goodness, I'm in love. I used it for the rag placemats and had a few extra inches left over on that warp, so I wove a little sampler. 


It might be my new favorite fiber. Twills look amazing with it, and it creates super soft fabric with such an interesting texture. 
Time to plan some projects with it! This is where I bought it, if you're interested.

Rag placemats...

I've been doing a little more ripping lately and after inhaling a little too much fiber dust and practically coughing up a lung, have decided to wear a mask while doing this wonderful activity. And banish our cats from the room, due to the large amount of threads that come off the rags. I guess this is the occupational hazards of the job...?

After a stint of rag rugs, I decided to switch to placemats. One of the first things I made when I first got my loom 8 or so years ago was a set for my sister and since I haven't made any since, I thought it time to revisit that idea!

I decided to use a mercerized cotton flake for the warp to give some visual interest.