T-Shirt Weaving


I’m weaving a bath mat out of old t-shirts. What I’ve learned so far: one shirt weaves about 8 inches, packing with a wide-tooth comb works better than a narrow fork, and the heddle will fray the cotton warp (maybe because the cotton is too thick for the heddle) so I use it to raise and lower the threads only.

T-shirt bath mat

2 Replies to “T-Shirt Weaving”

  1. Well, the cotton warp is probably about 15 WPI, which would make it about 7 EPI. But I’m spacing it to 5 EPI. The t-shirt is packed in very, very tightly (for a rigid heddle loom), and it’s running about 4 PPI. Sett would make more sense to me if I planned ahead. 🙂

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