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Weaver Patty Franz
Source Weaver's, Issue 10, 1990, "Stuck on Huck" and "Linen Dishtowels" by Lynn Tedder, pp. 14-19
Yarn warp: 11/2 cottolin; weft: 11/2 cottolin, 8/2 cotton, 22/2 cottolin (hem)
EPI 28
Purpose Towels
Guild Richmond Weavers Guild
Collection MAFA 2021 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 4
Weave Name Huck|Huckaback
Weave Category Plain Simple

Weaver Notes

I was inspired when Judith, a member of our guild, wove this for our April 2021 newsletter sample.

This was fun. I put on five yards of warp, total of 562 ends (used floating selvages). I had a 20 inch width and wove 32 inches in length. I threaded one inch plainweave on each side and wove two inches of plainweave at the bottom. I wove the 1/2 inch hem in finer cottlin so that it would have less bulk.

The weave is a standard huck lace and is very versatile. Lots of different treadling patterns.

My stripes are based on Fibonacci numbers. I started with one repeat in cottolin, then a blue stripe of one repeat, then one beige repeat again, then a blue stripe, then two beige repeats, blue stripe and lastly three cottolin repeats and a blue stripe. The beige cottolin stripes are following the Fibonacci sequence of adding the last two numbers together – 1,1,2,3. The next number would be 5. I use this sequence often.

Judith has taught me a lot over the last few years and it seems appropriate to share her weaving pattern with others. If you want to see what Judith wove and other weaving that the Richmond Weaving Guild has shared, go here:


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