|Source||Strickler, A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns, #227, p. 55|
|Guild||Shore Fiber Arts Guild|
|Collection||MAFA 2021 Towel Exchange|
|Weave Category||Twill Simple|
I selected this pattern because I liked the geometry. I learned more about block patterns and how they are constructed. Strickler’s book notes that this draft, woven by Barbara McClanathan, is a 2 block twill adapted from Väv Magazinet, 1984, Nr.4, pages 20-21.
Here are more details on the loom set up, warping, and weaving.
Shaft 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Count 46 46 46 46 80 80 80 80
Valley Yarns 10/2 Cotton—a very sticky yarn that made threading a challenge. Floating selvedges broke several times. Had to ease up on the tension. I’d recommend 2 floating selvedge ends per side.