January is synonymous with tea towel weaving month for me, so very satisfying after the holiday season. I take the time while weaving a straightforward pattern to make sure my posture at the loom is correct. Weaving tea towels is comfortable enough for me that I can concentrate on my throw and really think about technique, balance and comfort.
To that end I wanted to put on tea towels that used only one weft, so I found a pattern that would give me lots of interest without any colour changes. I found this lovely 8 shaft Scandinavian pattern called Korndräll. FYI dräll in Swedish means twill.
The final garden shot is not a living plant at all. This is all that is left of my lovely Himalayan Birch tree that we had to remove last autumn. What a lovely reminder of a lovely tree.