Monk’s cloth is a type of canvas weave that is used for the backing for Swedish weaving, a type of embroidery.
To create the open spacing required for this weave structure, sett the yarn in groups of 4 ends per dent, with an empty dent between each group.
WIF File: monkclth.wif
Weaving Books: Drafts and Patterns
Learn to Make Monk’s Cloth Afghans
This 28-page booklet includes charts for 10 attractive, large-scale patterns that are particularly suitable for borders on hand-embroidered throws and afghans.
Monk’s Cloth: 17 Fun & Easy Projects
How to prepare the fabric, several ways of finishing and instructions for more stitches.