Weavers have to do a lot of physical and mental work to get that moment of satisfaction. Designing a piece, making the warp and dressing the loom can take more effort and time than the actual weaving. It can be very frustrating if you are a novice and lack experience with setting up a loom. That is where group projects can help.
More experienced members in the group created the warps, dressed the loom and acted as mentors. That meant the weavers could concentrated on the actual weaving. Having a mentor on hand to deal with loom issues or help people get started was very important to the success of the projects.
The cost of the warp was shared. Each person was responsible for their own weft. The results could be quite different depending on how the individual saw the project. The white striped towel was done on the same warp as the green towel in the first photo.
A group of tea towel enthusiasts brought their works to our pot luck lunch but we did not make them dry the dishes this time.