Tintes Naturales Friendship Jacket or Towels ~ Rigid Heddle Weaving

Tintes Naturales Friendship Jacket or Towels ~ Rigid Heddle Weaving

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As you weave the fabric for this colorful, easy-to-construct Friendship Jacket you will not only be creating a gorgeous garment, but you will be giving the women of San Rafael, Guatemala a chance of a better life and honoring the skills they have spent a lifetime learning.  Learn more about the Natural Dye Project

You'll delight in the brilliant but earthy natural colors! Shades of cochineal, indigo, osage orange, madder and overdye of osage orange with indigo. The natural, undyed 8/2 stripes makes the colors pop!

Dozens of volunteers helped these women increase their income through their desire to learn the art of natural dyeing, so that they could send their children to school for a better future.

This kit is made with the same yarns used in our Friendship Towels with Tintes Naturales and includes complete instructions for weaving this Friendship Jacket or four towels on a rigid heddle loom. 

Read Rocio's blog to learn more about how the Natural Dye Project has improved the lives of the women who dye these yarns. Be sure to sign up to follow this blog.

Weave Structure:  plain weave with weft floats and spaced & paired warp floats

Yarns:  Friendship Towels with Tintes Naturales

Equipment needed:  rigid heddle loom; 23" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 4 stick shuttles or 1 boat shuttle with 4 bobbins; 1 pick-up stick. 

Finished size:  Friendship Jacket is a one-size fits all, with pockets or four (20" x30") towels.  This jacket is very easy to construct and assemble. 

Instructions:  includes complete instructions for weaving one small to extra-large vest or four towels on a rigid heddle loom. 

Friendship Vest designed by Lois Weaver of ZoZo FiberArts

Supported by Mayan Hands