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Weaver Joanna Crosby
Source Original Design
Yarn 10/2 mercerized and unmercerized cotton
EPI 24
Purpose Towels
Guild Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore
Collection MAFA 2019 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 6
Weave Name Plain Weave, Twill
Weave Category Twill Compound elements

Weaver Notes

Using the idea that if six colors is good, 60 would be better, I chose yarns from the blues and greens in my 10/2 stash, included cotton I had hand dyed, and wound various stripes onto the warping board, trying to balance colors and vary width of stripes. Although I warp back to front, I then threaded different designs grouping and separating as I thought looked nice. I varied stripes and complimented plain weave with two-two twill, sometimes rising, sometimes falling.

What has resulted is a one-of-a-kind towel that I couldn’t reproduce if I wanted to!

The towel is machine hemmed, but with a foot peddle powered sewing machine, which I take to be about as hand made as using my loom.

The draft file I have attached is a sample, not the whole towel.


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