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Weaver Cindy French
Source Tom Knisely's "Weaving on a Straight Eight" class instruction booklet from MAFA 2017 class
Yarn 8/2 cotton
EPI 20
Purpose Towels
Guild Williamsburg Spinners & Weavers Guild
Collection MAFA 2019 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 8
Weave Name Twill
Weave Category Twill Simple

Weaver Notes

Really enjoyed Tom Knisely’s “Weaving on a Straight Eight” class taken during the 2017 MAFA conference. Wanted to weave something from his class booklet and chose the pattern ‘Ribs of Twill and Plain Weave’. It’s a nice easy piece to weave, and the treadling is super simple on a floor loom, just 1,2,3,4. The threading is also super easy, being a straight 8.

This pattern makes a great dishtowel, very thirsty so it works beautifully. I used 20 epi with 8/2 cotton because I find this makes an absorbent dishtowel.

I warped 20 inches wide in reed and wove 34″ in length. 1″ hem at each end – twice folded hem, hand stitched with cotton sewing thread. Washed and dried twice in washing machine on warm, and dryer on regular heat. Size of finished towel: 17″ x 27″.


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