Berry Fresh Towels
Fresh Berries Inspiration
The combination of vibrant 8/2 cotton blues, purples and reds reminds Sarah Jackson of syrup made from fresh berries: raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.
Weave these towels and your mouth just might start to water and you might find yourself longing for a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream to top off your waffles! A refreshing choice for this Summer Weave-Along!
We Make Weaving Easy!
This exclusively designed yarn pack has just the right amount (plus some) of the gorgeous colors of our best selling 100% unmercerized 8/2 Cotton-- 8/2 Aurora Earth --you will need to weave these 6 waffle weave towels. Ordering this kit will save you time, money and the hassle of searching for all the colors needed. Just add it to your shopping cart!
Our kits are packaged in a lovely organza bag, perfect for storing your project until completed and then gifting when finished.
Super-Absorbant Cotton Towels
The unique structure of waffle weave creates a very absorbent fabric, perfect for kitchen towels. There are different versions of waffle weave; this version is woven on a point-twill threading. The tie-up and treadling create both warp and weft floats around the outside edges of small squares with a plain weave center. When the fabric is washed it transforms into a springy, textured fabric that looks much like a waffle and soaks up water like a sponge.
The Perfect Yarn
With the magic touch of designer Sarah Jackson's hand, 8/2 Aurora Earth unmercerized cotton yarn radiates with vibrant jewel-tones that make six generous-sized (17.5" x 28") kitchen towels look good enough to eat!
A Study in Fibonacci
The Fibonacci numbers are a sequence of numbers in mathematics named after Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci. The Fibonacci sequence starts like this: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 so on forever. Each number is the sum of the two numbers that precede it. It's a simple pattern, but it appears to be a kind of built-in numbering system to the cosmos.
For example 0+1=1; 1 + 1 =2; 2 + 3 =5, etc. This sequence goes on forever. In weaving, the numbers can represent individual threads, blocks, or units of measure. Sarah uses this sequence in the warp color order to create a balanced transition from one color into another.
Click HERE to learn more about how to use Fibonacci in your weaving designs. https://www.interweave.com/article/weaving/weavers-workshop-whats-fibonacci/
What You'll Need
- *You will need to purchase and download the PDF pattern directly from Etsy. Click HERE to download Berry Fresh Waffle Weave Towel PDF
- 4-shaft loom with weaving width 23"
- 10 dent reed (20 epi 2/dent)
- 1 Shuttles
- 1 Bobbin
Sarah Jackson Patterns
This is no ordinary pattern. In it you will learn everything you need to complete the project successfully! Plus, you'll gain invaluable experience working with color combinations for your own future design projects. Pattern includes:
• Detailed project specifications
• Clear instructions for threading and treadling using a profile draft
• Numbered Threading and Treadling Guides
• Full-color profile draft
• Heddle counts
• Accurate instructions for warping and weaving
• Full-color draw-down section illustrating threading, tie-up, and treadling
• Color chart of Yarn Requirements that will identify the colors in your kit.
The towels are woven in 8/2 cotton using a point-twill waffle weave structure. Stunning towels!
Designed by Sarah Jackson