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Weaver Nancy D'Angelo
Source Original Design
Yarn 8/2 cotton
EPI 20
Purpose Towels
Guild Paumanok Weavers Guild
Collection MAFA 2021 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 4
Weave Name Shadow weave
Weave Category Twill Compound elements

Weaver Notes

Name draft created from the title Bellwether, a book by Connie Willis.

Because the warp threads alternated in color every two threads, it was easier to see any errors in the
blocks as the weaving progressed.

I only had a 15 dent reed with this loom that I borrowed for the pandemic, and would have preferred a 10
dent reed.

There were 360 ends in the warp, six repeats of 60 threads each with the addition of a floating selvage at
each edge; hemming was done by hand. The hem was woven for 24 shots with Guttermann cotton sewing
thread to reduce bulk.

The towel was washed on a regular cycle in a mesh bag and dried on the cotton heat setting in the dryer.


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