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Weaver Angela Collison
Source Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes, Miniature Overshot Patterns by Norma Smayda, Gretchen White, Jody Brown and Katharine Schelleng, Schiffer Publishing, Inc., Atglen, PA, 2009, p. 30, 97.
Yarn 8/2 textured cotton warp; 8/4 cotton weft
EPI 24
Purpose Towels
Guild Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore
Collection MAFA 2019 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 4
Weave Name Plain Weave, Overshot
Weave Category Twill Simple

Weaver Notes

Page 31 of the BGH book shows a skeleton drawdown of Wishing Well for a bookmark that is significantly different from the Wishing Well draft on page 97 (the book suggests it may be due to a treadling variation). Using the skeleton drawdown, I determined the threading/treadling that would provide this effect.

The threading was not drafted as overshot, preferring instead to have groups of 2 or 3 consecutive ends threaded on the same shaft for textural interest. The majority of the towel is woven as plain weave, with one or more bands of the pattern woven as for overshot (pattern picks alternate with plain weave picks). The threading had 431 threads, plus 2 for the floating selveges.


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