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Experience the pure pleasure of towels woven with fine linen with these Foxhead Dish Towels. The combination of Valley Yarns 40/2 linen (warp and tabby weft) and 20/2 for the pattern weft is perfect for this delicate overshot pattern. Linen may have a reputation as hard to work with, but if you follow the instructions for these towels you will find that with a little care you will come to love the process and the product!
Learn more about Scott Norris and his design here on our blog.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Equipment: 4-shaft loom, 22" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 2 shuttles, 4 bobbins
Warp Yarns: Valley Yarns 40/2 linen (6,000 yd/lb), natural, 1809 yds
Tabby weft: Valley Yarns 40/2 linen (6,000 yd/lb), natural, 535 yds
Pattern weft: Valley Yarns 20/2 linen (3,000 yd/lb), half bleach, 480 yds
Tabby weft: Valley Yarns 40/2 linen (6,000 yd/lb), natural, 280 yds, half bleach, 248 yds
Pattern weft: Valley Yarns 20/2 linen (3,000 yd/lb), natural, 248 yds, half bleach, 194 yds
Warp Length: 603 ends 3 yds long. Includes 2 floating selvedges
Setts: Warp: 30 epi. (Sley 2,3 in a 12-dent reed, sley 3 in final dent); Weft: Approx. 24-26 tabby ppi.
Dimensions: Width in reed: 20¹⁄??" Finished size after washing: 17½" x 27¼" after hemming