Many of these tubes are now reduced in size, but very few have been emptied. Yet.
My goal was to use up the cotton flake, and to that end I have mostly succeeded. The dyed flake is pretty much gone and I'm working my way through the large mill tubes - about 2 pounds each. Each tube seems to be doing one warp. I have 5 of these tubes left, so another five warps.
In the process of digging through my stash I found some dyed and undyed cotton boucle (loop) so now I'm thinking that should be next after the flake is used up. I can use the same set up for warps, weave the hems in 2/8 and the body of the towel in plain weave. I've done this before and it works well for general toweling. But I could as easily do those on the 4 shaft loom so I'm trying to decide if I weave all that plain weave on the 16 shaft Megado or not. Do I want to hand wind chains and dress 11 meter long 24" in the reed warps, or beam them sectionally? I think I know which way I'm leaning. :D
I also have a warp pulled to begin working on the linen in my stash. I have a large cone of a single yarn, a little bit coarse, not line but not as hairy as tow. It may just be a poorer line quality generally. In spite of that, I know it makes great towels, so I'll use it on 2/8 cotton for warp.
But I'm running low on colour options in the 2/8 cotton so I may have to switch to scarves and spend some time working on my finer rayon yarn stash while I mull over how much yarn to purchase going forward.
Currently reading Snow Blind by Ragnar Jonasson. This author was recommended by Ian Rankin and it's interesting enough I may look for others in the series.