Linen Finger-tip towel
I found this lovely finger-tip towel at a garage (boot) sale and snapped it up instantly! I could see it was an example of some very fine handweaving.
It is all linen with a 2 ply warp, singles weft and doubled 2 ply in blue for the pattern. I think it was sett at about 32 epi and woven at about 38 ppi. The pattern is a Wheel & Rose, Young Lover’s Knot. There is a twist in the centre row between the delicate hemstiching.
It looks as though it was never used. So sad in one way – lucky for me though.