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Weaver David G. Anderson
Source The pattern is adapted from Norse Kitchen published by Caroline Halvorson in Handbok I Vaevning, 1904. A several-hundred warp thread threading and treadling of Norse Kitchen is described in A Handweaver's Pattern Book, Marguerite Porter Davison’s Green Book. My pattern is adapted from the earlier patterns.
Yarn 8/2 unmercerized cotton warp, 6/2 doubled pattern yarn and 16/2 tabby
EPI 20
Purpose Towels
Guild Three Rivers Fiber Focus
Collection MAFA 2023 Towel Exchange
# Shafts 4
Weave Name Overshot
Weave Category Twill Compound elements

Weaver Notes

This towel is woven in the colors of the Norwegian flag to reflect Caroline Halvorson’s 1904 pattern and my Norwegian heritage. The selvedge has a denser sett, as described by Dixon in her book, A Handweaver’s Pattern Book. Ends Ends 5-8 and 400-403 have two 8/2 threads through each heddle instead of one, and they are sett at 4 ends per dent. Therefore, 407 ends show in this pattern, yet 815 are warped in order to fill the double-threaded heddles.

Weft: Tabby weft – 16/2 unmercerized cotton, color – natural. Pattern weft – 6/2 unmercerized cotton, doubled in each pick. Colors: Royal blue and Cranberry red from the Woolery. The pattern weft overshot throws are shown, also use 16/2 tabby.

I wove the hanging tab of 16/2 unmercerized cotton in a warp-faced plain weave.


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