Anything but Plain Towels
This weaving kit includes all the yarns needed to weave these Anything but Plain Towels that were designed by Sharon Alderman for Design Collection #18 page 5.
No two towels have to be the same! While all the towels are clearly related, none are identical. They are like siblings in a family!
Project directions for these towels are from Design Collection #18 from Long Thread Media. The directions make two towels, but you’ll be able to weave four towels with this kit for more pleasurable hours of weaving.
We have also added a rigid heddle version for these towels because we know how much our rigid heddle weavers love playing with color in both warp and weft. We will include the rigid heddle version of this pattern if you choose this option.
Our kits are packaged in a lovely organza bag, perfect for storing your project until completed and then gifting when finished.
Weave Structure: plain weave
Yarns: Aurora Earth 8/2 100% unmercerized cotton.
Equipment needed: 2 or 4 shaft loom in tabby weave or rigid heddle loom in plain weave; 20" weaving width; 10 dent reed; 3 shuttles or more; 6 bobbins
Finished size: four towels 16" x 24" each
Instructions needed: Handwoven's Design Collection #18: A Treasury of Towels available from Long Thread Media. Instructions are included with the rigid heddle option.
Note: This kit includes all yarns needed to weave these towels. The pattern can be found in the Handwoven magazine noted above. You will need to purchase this magazine if you don't already own a copy.
Photos by Joe Coca
This was a pattern translated for the rigid heddle. It is by far my most favorite towel I have woven. I love the colors and it was a skill building project for me, even though it is plain weave, as the warping kept me on my toes.