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Weaver Sandra Talarico
Source Strickler, A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns, #227, p. 55
Yarn 10/2 Cotton
EPI 24
Purpose Towels
Guild Shore Fiber Arts Guild
Collection MAFA 2021 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 8
Weave Name Twill
Weave Category Twill Simple

Weaver Notes

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.


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