Classic Plain Weave & Twill Towels

Classic Plain Weave & Twill Towels

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Weaving striped towels provides opportunities for playing with color using only unbleached cotton as weft making a beautiful striped towel but adding weft stripes in twill. In the towel shown here, narrow twill stripes were woven at each end, one turquoise and one green.

With the same yarns as are in the towel, a narrow warp-faced band was woven to make loops for a hanger at both ends.

Weave Structure:  plain weave & twill

Yarns: 8/2 Aurora Earth 100% cotton

Equipment: 4-shaft loom; 10 dent reed and 23" weaving width

Finished size: generous sized kitchen towels 20" x 32" each

Instructions needed: Winning-Towels-Handwovens-21st-Century-Towel-Contest available from Long Thread Media for warping and weaving instructions.

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Designed by Freya Willemoes-Wissing