Quick & Easy Placemats

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These Quick & Easy Placemats are so simple to make, they allow the weaver to concentrate on the rhythm and mechanics of weaving without being distracted by complicated treadling or weft color changes.

Equipment needed: rigid heddle or any shaft loom; 16" weaving width; 12 dent reed; 2 shuttles

Yarns: 8/4 Cotton Rug Warp and all-cotton textured boucle Monte Cristo

Finished size: four placemats 11.5" x 17.5" each

Instructions needed: You can find this pattern in Handwoven March/April 1999 or Best of Handwoven: Top Ten Placemats on Four Shaft eBook available from Long Thread Media for warping and weaving instructions.

Designed by Jan Meyer