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Weaver Karel Henneberger
Source Traditional Design
Yarn 10/2 white, black, and grays Perle cotton + 5/2 red Perle cotton warp; 10/2 gray shades/white Perle cotton + 8/2 red Perle cotton weft
EPI 26
Purpose Towels
Guild Central PA Guild of Handweavers,Weaver's Roundtable
Collection MAFA 2019 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 8
Weave Name Twill
Weave Category Twill Simple

Weaver Notes

I wanted to use the ‘Netting A’ from Davison’s book page 95, but didn’t want to have to move heddles, so I used shafts 7 and 8 to substitute for shafts 2 and 3 when necessary. I also wanted a small selvedge and used shafts 5 and 6 for those. I tried three treadlings, but found the point twill treadling gave the best all-over texture I wanted. I had purchased the multiple shades of gray at the last MAFA Conference and used them for another project. I still had enough to weave this towel. I did have to fudge on the weft as I alternated white with what grays I had left. I used the Fibonacci sequence to design the red stripes for an accent and used a heavier thread for added texture. I am satisfied with the ‘modern’ appearance of the towel and may do more, though I think I’ll use a smaller accent thread as I’m not sure the 8/2 worked as well as I had hoped.


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