A Year of Towels Kit-of-Month Club
Posted by Jessica Ybarra on
A Dream Come True
Several years ago I had the idea of designing twelve towel projects to share with my fellow rigid heddle weavers. I wanted to give them towels that were easy to weave, yet looked professional.
I started with basic plain weave, adding simple stripes to jazz up my towels, then as the ball got rolling, or should I say the shuttles flying, I expanded on simple plain weave with some of the many weave structures that our rigid heddle looms allow.
Towels so easy to weave!
Weaving towels on my Schacht FLIP Rigid Heddle Loom has always been the most rewarding weaving for me, with the need for minimal finishing and the many design possibilities.
Evolving Towel Designs
As each towel was evolving, the next project idea was beginning to form. I couldn’t wait to start the next project and I almost felt like I was on a production line! My shuttles were definitely flying!
Versatile for any size loom!
Another great thing about weaving towels is that they can be woven in any size depending on the width of your loom, from small-sized tea towels to generously sized kitchen towels.
There is always a need for kitchen towels.
They make great gifts too! My friends and family love receiving my hand woven towels and almost expect them for their birthday and holiday gifts. Most of these towels are woven in our soft, super-absorbent, all-natural, unmercerized Aurora Earth 8/2 cotton.
Everything you need
Each kit comes with all the yarns, instructions and pattern resources you’ll need to weave two to four towels depending on kit.
Lots of inspiration!
Much of my inspiration came from The Weaver’s Idea Book.
It’s a great reference for many of the pick up techniques and designs I used in these towels.
It’s a must for any rigid heddle weaver’s library!
When all twelve projects were complete, I loaded them into two huge shopping bags and drove to my mom’s house for a photo shoot.
My mom’s collection of kitchen props is amazing! I was even able to use one of my grandma’s antique cookie jars and we actually ate the pie in one of the photos for Thanksgiving!
Come join the fun! Join now and receive FREE SHIPPING on every club kit, all year-long! Whether you are new to rigid heddle weaving or you’ve been loving it for a long time, you’re going to love the convenience of these kits with everything you need to weave either two or four towels each month!
Cricket 15″ Kit Club
I’ve written the instructions for our Year of Towels® Kit-of-the-Month club for the 15″ wide Cricket Loom!
I’m here to help!
I’m here to answer any of your questions whether it’s about ordering or when you start warping and weaving!
Email me at Jodi@cottonclouds.com
Jodi Ybarra, your fellow rigid heddle weaver at Cotton Clouds
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