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Step-by-Step Weaving Fun!

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Step-by-Step Weaving Fun!

We are just getting started with the SuperSoftCotton Towel Club with great success! We will be weaving twelve towel kits together over the next twelve months. I’m so excited to share my love of weaving with my fellow rigid heddle weavers! Let’s get started! You will love the convenience of receiving a kit each month to build confidence with your weaving skills.  This SuperSoftCotton Weaving Club is the perfect solution if you are like me and just don’t have much time for the things we love.  How to Manage Your Time to Weave I will show you that you can find the time...

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Hawaiian Ice Towels — Warping Your Loom

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Hawaiian Ice Towels — Warping Your Loom

I knew that weaving was going to be my passion from the very first time I warped my loom but I never imagined that I would be designing projects for my fellow rigid heddle weavers through Cotton Clouds! I absolutely love weaving and am so happy to be sharing my experiences with you all! Hawaiian Ice Towels I hope everyone is enjoying the weaving kits from our SuperSoftCotton® Towel Kit Club! This month we are working on the Hawaiian Ice Towels. I love how the crisp white of the Cottontail 8/4 cotton brings out the bright colors in the Caterpillar Variegated Cotton Paua colorway. Watch My...

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Chai Latte Towels

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Chai Latte Towels

Join me in making Chai Latte Towels! Let’s get started! Pull up a chair and fill your mug with your favorite tea. Let’s sip (and weave) away! You’re going to love the refreshing simple design and the spaced textured stripes using three different yarns! Texture & Thickness Ever want to explore the affect and behavior of yarns by mixing different yarn textures and thicknesses? You will get to do just that when weaving the Chai Latte Towels on your rigid heddle loom. Chai Latte Yarns It’s fun to experience weaving with different yarn textures and thicknesses! You will get to mix three...

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Waffle Weave Towels on my Rigid Heddle Loom

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Waffle Weave Towels on my Rigid Heddle Loom

I love weaving on my Rigid Heddle Loom and I love making towels! Stripes, plaid, checkered and now waffle weave! You can’t imagine how excited I was when I realized that waffle weave can be achieved on a 2 shaft loom, using plain weave and just one pick-up stick. Aurora Earth 8/2 cotton is the basic yarn used in these towels.  Two strands are held together to warp 400 ends in a 10 dent reed. I used for the warp Aurora Earth Solid  and Aurora Earth Variegated for the weft. It was amazing to see the textured squares form with an easy pick up stick sequence. Here...

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A Year of Towels Kit-of-Month Club

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A Year of Towels Kit-of-Month Club

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...

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