Valley Yarns 40th Anniversary 03 Ribbon Towels PDF
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The 40th Anniversary draft for March is for these beautiful Ribbon Towels designed by Carol Birtwistle, a set of striped towels with a beautiful twill medley. Towels truly are some of the nicest things to weave. Valley Yarns 8/2 unmercerized cotton is very forgiving, has beautiful colors and makes a very absorbent towel. The draft is designed to weave two towels from a single warp. Keep one, give one as a gift and think of designing your own treadling for the second towel.
Read more about the Ribbon Towels design on our blog!
Structure: Twill Medley
Equipment: 4-shaft loom, 21" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle; 1 bobbin
Warp Yarns: Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton (100% Cotton, 3360 yds/lb)
165 yards shown in Army Green*
648 yards shown in Natural
264 yards shown in Nautical Blue
396 yards shown in Petunia
Weft Yarns: 1112 yards Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton (100% Cotton, 3360 yds/lb) shown in Natural
Warp Length: 3 yards of 493 ends (includes 2 floating selvedges)
Setts: Warp: 24 epi. (2/dent in a 12-dent reed - sley 1 in the last dent); Weft: Approx. 24 ppi.
Finished Dimensions: 17⅜" wide and 31½" long, each after hemming and washing, makes 2 towels
*Note: The PDF draft of this draft may refer to Mosstone by its former name, Army Green. These are the same color.
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