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Weaver Carolyn Ohle
Source Traditional Design
Yarn 8/2 cottolin
EPI 24
Purpose Towels
Guild Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild|Handweavers Guild of the New River Valley
Collection MAFA 2021 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 4
Weave Name Herringbone Twill
Weave Category Twill Simple

Weaver Notes

I was introduced to this pattern, “Checked Houndstooth,” in a Scandinavian Towel class taught by Melissa Weaver Dunning. This traditional design can be found in Simple Weaves by Birgitta Bengtsson Bjork & Tina Ingell, p. 92.

Warp is wound 36 Periwinkle, 4 Marine, 4 White, 4 M, 4W, 4M, 4W, 4M, 4W, 4M—a total of 72 ends in one repeat, ending with 36 Periwinkle to balance. Add an extra 4 threads for EACH selvage, doubling the first and last four threads. Weft color order is the same.

Materials used were 8/2 Brassard Cottolins in Periwinkle, Marine, and Blanchi (White).


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