Dutch Flag Napkins

Dutch Flag Napkins

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This weaving kit includes all the yarns needed to weave these Dutch Flag Napkins that were designed by Erica de Ruiter for Handwoven, May/June 2002, Shown on cover and pages 40–41.

The colors of these napkins are inspired by the red, white and blue of the Dutch flag, the orange of the royal family, and the turquoise, white and gray of a Dutch summer sky.

Weave structure:  Plain weave with a supplementary pattern warp

Yarns: Aurora Earth 8/2 cotton

Note: the original design was woven with cottolin but this kit comes with 100% cotton yarns.

Equipment needed: 4 shaft loom; 21" weaving width; 10-dent reed; 1 shuttle, 5 bobbins

Instructions needed: Handwoven May/June 2002 from Long Thread Media.

Finished size: eight generous sized napkins 17 1/2" × 18"

You will get the Free Pattern Download courtesy of Long Thread media.

Note:  This kit includes all yarns needed to weave these napkins.  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