Clouds of Cotton Overshot Towels
The overshot pattern in this set of towels is a draft named exclusively for Cotton Clouds!
A name draft is created by assigning letters to the shafts and then figuring out the treadling pattern from there. So, while you might see a similar overshot pattern, this one is unique for Cotton Clouds.
So often when we make towels, we assume that the weft color has to be the same as the warp color. Not so!!! In this case the dark wine is blended with the light orange. This softens and lightens the overall color of the towel and really enriches the color.
Weave structure: overshot
Equipment needed: 4 shaft loom; 15.25” weaving width; 10 dent reed; 2 shuttles
Warp & Weft Yarns: Aurora Earth 8/2 Cottons Wine and Light Orange; Cotton Rug Warp Ivory
Finished Dimensions: 13” x 24.5” each towel hemmed
Other supplies: matching sewing thread for hems
Instructions: You will receive a pattern download and a printed version that will be included in your kit.
This is a pattern exclusively designed for Cotton Clouds by Susan Kesler Simpson.
Susan is the author of Shadow Weave Simply, Creative Treadling with Overshot and Overshot Simply.
Love the look
I haven’t woven the towels yet, but I’m looking forward to the project.