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Weaver Elisa Eiger
Source Original Design
Yarn 10/2 cotton, used double for pattern weft
EPI 24
Purpose Towels
Guild Jockey Hollow Weavers Guild
Collection MAFA 2019 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 4
Weave Name Plain Weave, Monk's belt
Weave Category Plain Compound weaves

Weaver Notes

Tip: Use a temple.

Note that the draft shows only four stripes of the 16 I used in the towel. I basically flopped the draft several times. This resulted in two wide green stripes on the sides and one wide purple stripe in the center. Stripe order is: blue-violet, blue, blue-green, green; G, BG, B, BV; BV, B, BG, G; G, BG, B, V.

This was created in response to Jockey Hollow Weaver’s swatch exchange. We played “Weavers Poker, ” in which each participant was dealt five cards for Weave Structure; Color; Color Relationship; Fiber; and Other, and was challenged to create swatches showing at least 4 of 5. My hand was: monk’s belt; orange; analogous, chenille, and iridescence. My swatches had orange weft, with the monk’s belt pattern in light-orange chenille. For my towels, however, I’m using fuchsia 10/2 for the weft. (It’s still iridescent.)

The draft shows three possibilities for the monk’s belt accent; only the first is used in the towels. These monk’s belt patterns are from Dixon (2007), _The Handweaver’s Pattern Dictionary_, p. 101. Draft shows tabby; in monk’s belt, tabby A and B alternate between the pattern picks.


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