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Twill & Tabby Towels Weaving Pattern

These colourful 8 shaft teatowels make a nice spring combo for your kitchen. The towels are woven with 6/3 white cotton and bordered with a 1/2″ edge of natural unbleached cotton. The weft uses a single ply dyed hemp yarn. You may substitute with a No. 10 or No. 12 single ply linen.

The towels are woven to a length of 26″ each. Weave the background twill for 16 picks, then weave the pattern tabby blocks for 12 picks. Add some variety to the towels by using different coloured weft yarns, in solids or stripes.

Finishing:

Remove the finished warp from the loom. Machine wash, dry and iron. Cut the towels to length. Using Twill tape, fold and sew a loop for hanging at the end of the towel and machine stitch the hems.

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Closeup of woven towels

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Weaving Draft
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No. Ends: 324 6/3 cotton yarn

Border: 16 ends Natural cotton

Centre: 308 ends White cotton
Sett: 16 epi
Width in Reed: 20 inches
Finished Width: 18 inches
Warp Length: 6 yards
Weft: Hemp Yarn – Single Ply

Substitute: No. 10 Linen Singles

Maurice Brassard – Leclerc Looms
Linen from Belgium

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