Eclectic Color-and-Weave Towels

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This weaving kit includes all the yarns needed to weave these Eclectic Color-and-Weave Towels that were designed by Deborah Jarchow and featured in Handwoven May/June 2023.

Brighten up any kitchen with these towels!

Traditional color-and-weave and four contrasting color pairs in warp and weft.

It’s fun and interesting to see how the same patterns can look very different depending on which color pairs are crossing.

This project is a wonderful way to explore a variety of color-and-weave patterns while creating a beautiful set of towels. The resulting patterns look magically complex!

Weave Structure: plain weave with color and weave.

Yarns: Aurora Earth 8/2 Cottons

Equipment needed: rigid heddle loom; 20” weaving width; 10 dent reed; 2 shuttles; 8 bobbins (if using boat shuttles).

Finished Dimensions:  two hemmed towels 16¼" × 23" each.

Instructions needed: Handwoven May/June 2023  pages 41-43.

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.

Photos by Matt Graves