The Valley Yarns #182 Spring Towels Kit includes the PDF draft download and the 8/2 Cotton and 8/2 Cottolin yarns needed to weave these colorful towels.
Cheerful and bright, the Spring Towels by Barbara Elkins are an exercise in versatility. The challenge was to weave 4 different towels on the same warp, keeping the threading and most of the treadling the same while letting the tie-up changes create the differences. The result? A stunning set of towels that will keep you engaged as you weave and give you a coordinated set of towels with individual flair when you finish.
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Equipment: 8-shaft loom, minimum 24” weaving width, 10-dent reed, one boat shuttle, one bobbin. Temple optional, but helpful.
Finished Measurements: approx. 18⅜” x 26⅜”, hemmed, after machine wash and dry
Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton (100% Cotton; 3360 yds/lb), 1 cone #1205 Banana (warp and weft) and 1 cone #5468 Stone Green (weft)
Brassard 8/2 Cottolin (60% Organic Cotton/ 40% Linen; 8oz/1680yds), 1 tube each #C0101 Bleached, #C1152 Dark Green, and #C8265 Burnt Orange (all used for warp)
Width in reed: 22”
Sett: 20 epi ➤ Shop Reeds & Rigid Heddles
Warp length: 5 yards for 4 towels (allow one yard per towel + one yard for loom waste)
Total warp ends: 439, including 2 floating selvages
Note: If you would like to maximize the yarn included in this kit, you can wind an 8 yard warp which will yield 7 towels.
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This kit is in our Anniversary Sale through May 29. Sale prices are good for in-stock kits only and we may not be able to restock some colors before the end of the sale. Please provide color substitutions in special instructions during checkout.