Circles & Checks Towels

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This weaving kit includes all the yarns needed to weave these Circles & Checks Towels that were designed by Susan Poague for Handwoven, May/June 2019.

Weave circles to your heart’s delight.  Turned taqueté is a great structure for weaving a circle shape.

For these towels, stripes of six colors in the warp contrast highly with off-white (natural). Each towel is woven with a different warp color with three treadling variations.

Fabric Description:  Turned taqueté

Yarns:  Aurora Earth 8/2 unmercerized cotton 

Note:  Maurice Brassard 8/2 cottons in pattern have been substituted with similar colors in Aurora Earth 8/2 cottons.

Equipment needed:  8-shaft loom, 20" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 boat shuttle; temple (optional)

Finished Size:  six towels 16½" x 25" each hemmed

Instructions needed:  Handwoven May/June 2019 from Long Thread Media.

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.

Check out Susan Horton's Handwoven Magazine article about these Circles & Checks towels!

Photos by Joe Coca and George Boe