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Weaver Kristina Karpinski
Source Handwoven, M/J 2020, "Hoosier Huck Towels" by Diane Pigg, p. 34
Yarn warp: Bockens 8/2 cotton, Nialin 8/2 cottolin; weft: Valley Fibers (Webs) 5/2 Cotton (pattern), Brassard 8/2 cottolin, sewing thread (tabby)
EPI 20
Purpose Towels
Guild Hudson Mohawk Weavers Guild
Collection MAFA 2021 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 8
Weave Name Huck|Huckaback
Weave Category Plain Simple

Weaver Notes

This is a draft that blends overshot and huck with plainweave in between. It was very hard to beat the overshot to square, so I ended up using sewing thread for tabby.

418 ends; 2.5 yards long. 8-shaft loom, 21″ weaving width; 10 dent reed.

The towel was washed in warm water and dried. Pressed hard to set the pattern. The hem is handsewn.

Warp is a mix of 8/2 natural Bockens cotton and 8/2 Bockens Nialin (2003 gray).
Weft is 8/2 black cottolin.
The overshot border is 5/2 Valley Yarns perle cotton for the pattern (8990 black). The tabby is black linen sewing thread.


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