|Yarn||20/2 Cotton tabby; 8/2 Cotton pattern|
|Guild||Richmond Weavers Guild|
|Collection||MAFA 2021 Towel Exchange|
|Weave Category||Twill Simple|
I used a Josephine Estes miniature, “Cambridge Beauty” (www2.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/monographs/eje_min1.pdf), to design this towel. I added some striped segments that altered the miniature repeats to create the structured effect I was seeking in the towel.
735 ends plus 2 FS each side.
I played with the treadling to create many different versions of the towels. The draft shows the treadling for the main pattern repeat. For the towel submitted, I used a segment of the treadling repeat for the border along each edge of the towel and then wove some plain weave with striping before starting to weave the main pattern repeat.