Rollerbird Bumberet Towels

Rollerbird Bumberet Towels

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This weaving kit includes all the yarns needed to weave these Rollerbird Bumberet Towels that were designed by Jean Newsted for Long Thread Media.

Designer Jean Newsted's comments on how she came up with inspiration for these brilliantly colored towels: "When my daughter was in southern Africa, she sent me a postcard of a colorful lilac-breasted roller bird.

In a workshop given by Ruby Leslie, she wove a sample in her variation of a traditional bumberet weave. This weave struck me as the perfect vehicle to show off the beauty of a roller bird because it allows using many warp colors in a fascinating yet orderly fashion."

Yarns: Aurora Earth 8/2 cottons.

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

Dimensions: Weave either two or four generous sized towels 18.5" x 24" hemmed

Instructions needed: Winning-Towels-Handwovens-21st-Century-Towel-Contest available from Long Thread Media.

This kit includes all yarns needed to weave this project.  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.