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Summer Winter Placemats Pattern

Summer and Winter is a very versatile draft. This project uses 8/2 cotton yarn for making reversible placemats.

summer winter placemat

Summer Winter Placemat Pattern

Warp 8/2 Cotton Length 3 yd Sett 18 epi No. Ends 256 Finished Width 12″ Finished Length
Including Fringe 19″

Threading

The Summer/Winter draft was threaded in Blocks as shown below.

Summer Winter Weaving Draft

Summer/Winter Pattern Draft

Block # Repeats # Ends
A 6 24
B 5 20
A 8 32
B 8 32
A 10 40
B 8 32
A 8 32
B 5 20
A 6 24
Total 256

Treadling

I wove these placemats as a sampler, varying the treadling between Singles and Pairs.

Finishing

Each placemat was woven to a length of 18″ on the loom. Handfinishing was done on the loom using Hemstitch finish. Between each placemat, the warp was advanced 2 inches, to allow a fringe.

After weaving, I cut the warp from the loom, and put it through a wash and dry
cycle in my washer. After washing, I ironed the placemats and trimmed the fringes.

Variation: Chenille Towels

handwoven chenille towels

Instead of using 8/2 cotton for the weft, you can also try using cotton chenille. In this sample I wove 1450 ypp cotton chenille for the pattern shots of the draft alternating with 8/2 cotton for the tabby shots. I think that this combination would be nice for bath towels.

Summer/Winter Draft

Weaving Patterns

Hemp Rep Weave Placemats
Twill Tabby Towels

Hand Weaving Books: Weaving Projects

Mastering Weave Structures
How to design threadings, channel the design power of the tie-up, and make the most of threading options, as well as understand fibers, setts, and color interactions.
UK: Mastering Weave Structures

Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home
A collection of 45 different furnishing textiles: colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels.
UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave

The Treasure Chest of Swedish Weaving
Complete pattern drafts for rugs, curtain, table cloths, towels, bedspreads.
UK: Treasure Chest of Swedish Weaving

The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
This book covers basic subjects such as warping a loom and making bobbins of weft, as well as more elaborate, highly decorative projects: baby blankets, shawls, table cloths, and linen hand towels.
UK: Big Book of Weaving

Chenille Yarn

 

Rayon chenille cone yarn, 2000 ypp. "twilight" 3 lb. 2 oz. net weaving

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Rayon chenille cone yarn, 1400 ypp. color:"angora" 2 lb. 7 oz. net weaving

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$14.50
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YARN RAINBOW SCRAP LOT MOSTLY UNLABELED PARTIALS MANY COLORS TEXTURES CHENILLE

YARN RAINBOW SCRAP LOT MOSTLY UNLABELED PARTIALS  MANY COLORS TEXTURES CHENILLE
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OLIVE GOLD CHENILLE BOUCLE UPHOLSTERY FABRIC

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