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Sumptuous Spa Towel Kit

Spa Towel Instructions

November 12, 2019

These instructions are for 2 thick and thirsty bath towels (finished size approximately 31” x 64”). Woven with soft 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn, and a 4 or 8-shaft waffle weave structure, these towels have a delicious softness.  Treat yourself or your loved ones to some new towels.

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Tubular Spectrum 20 Color Gamp Cones

Tubular Spectrum 20-Color Gamp Instructions

September 21, 2019

Want to understand more about color and how various colors work together in your woven fabrics?  A fabulous place to start is to create a gamp:  a valuable and beautiful tool to help you create your future projects.  These instructions show you how to weave a 20 color gamp from our own Tubular Spectrum™ Mercerized Cotton Yarns.

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Master Weaver – Four Seasons Towels

September 20, 2019

Bring the colors of the seasons into your home!  A different kit for each season: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  Each kit will weave 4 distinct towels in the colors of the season.  4 colors, 4 treadlings using the same draft, so no need to rethread to create 4 entirely different towels.

We have paired our luscious American Maid™ Natural White Cotton yarn with a carefully curated collection of 4 colors of Maurice Brassard cotton yarns.  With each kit, you can create 4 stunning towels.  These towels will bring a burst of color to your kitchen or bath!

This kit is part of our Master Weaver series…designed by Mary Berent.

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Baja Placemats

September 20, 2019

Welcome to Baja Mexico where the desert meets the Sea of Cortez! Cliffs of volcanic rock tower over gorgeous beaches in quiet coves where the water changes from brilliant turquoise in the shallows to deep blue in the depths. The pattern reflects the patterns of Mexican textiles. The pattern is bands of Summer and Winter, woven in Dukagang style.  Kit makes 4 placemats, approximately 13″ x 18″.  Choose either the Sand or Sea version.

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Naturally Colored Spa Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

Who wouldn’t want to reach for a fluffy, handwoven bath towel when you step out of the shower or bath?  These towels make great gifts, sure to impress even the most discerning of newlyweds! And, for the best part…they weave up quickly.   The towels come in either brown or green and are made from our own American Maid 100% Naturally Colored Cotton Yarn.   The kit makes 2 thick and thirsty bath towels (finished size approximately 31” x 64”). Woven with soft 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn, and a 4 or 8-shaft waffle weave structure, these towels have a delicious softness.  Treat yourself or your loved ones to some new towels!

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Four or Eight harness kit.

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Sumptuous Color Spa Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

It is truly luxurious to wrap up in a fluffy, handwoven bath towel when you step out of the shower or bath.  These towels make great gifts, sure to impress even the most discerning of newlyweds! The towels come with soft natural white for the body of the towel, and you choose your favorite accent color from 10 Maurice Brassard colors to customize these towels!  And, for the best part…they weave up quickly.   The kit makes 2 thick and thirsty bath towels (finished size approximately 31” x 64”). Woven with soft 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn, and a 4 or 8-shaft waffle weave structure, these towels have a delicious softness.  Treat yourself or your loved ones to some new towels!

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Four or Eight harness kit.

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Lee Surrender Pillowtop Kit

September 20, 2019

20 Colors plus black weave up into these stunning pillowtops woven in the overshot pattern of Lee’s Surrender.  These 4 pillowtops are sure to be centerpiece of your living space for years to come.  Made of 100% cotton mercerized yarn, the finished size of the pillows is approximately 18″ x 18”.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four harness kit.

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Lee Surrender Placemat Kit

September 20, 2019

20 Colors plus black weave up into these stunning placemats woven in the overshot pattern of Lee’s Surrender.  These 8 placemats are sure to be centerpiece of your festive tables for years to come.  Made of 100% cotton mercerized yarn, the finished size of the placemats is approximately 13.5” x 18.5”.  Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four harness kit.

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Chameleon Ombre Scarf Kit

September 20, 2019

This kit has three 1 ½ ounce cones of each of three analogous colors from our own Tubular Spectrum color wheel in 10/2 Mercerized Cotton.  By blending these yarns you can make a lovely scarf that gently shifts color from one edge to the other and they are designed to give you this fun color experience on your Rigid Heddle or 4 shaft Loom!  So have fun and change color!    Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Two harness kit.

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Seaside Towels

September 20, 2019

Join us for a stroll along the beach and enjoy the colorful waves in these Seaside towels!  We have used the wonderful color palette of the Maurice Brassard unmercerized cotton yarns to dream up the seaside colorways for these soft towels.

RIGID HEDDLE KIT:  Included with the kit are instructions to make two plaid towels using a rigid heddle loom:  one woven in plain weave, and one woven in a soft pickup pattern.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 12.5” x 20”.

4 SHAFT KIT:  Enough yarn to make 4 delightful plaid towels: two woven in plain weave, and two woven in rosepath pattern.  Includes 4 shaft instructions.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 18” x 26”.

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Essential Towels Kit

September 20, 2019

Weave two completely different and stunning towels from the same warp on your 4-shaft loom.  Pattern spots are interspersed with sections of plain weave for maximum color blending.  We have included instructions to make two striped towels using our 5/2 Tubular Spectrum yarns.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 15.5” x 24”.  Thank you to Deb Essen for the wonderful design.

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Enchanted Windowpane Towels

September 20, 2019

Combine a 2 ply hemp warp with 5 colors of 10/2 American Maid™ naturally colored cotton to weave 5 lovely fingertip towels (finished size approximately 13” x 24”).  The hemp yarn is manufactured in Romania, and we make the American Maid™ yarns from cotton grown here in the American west and spun in the US.  When you wash the finished towels with baking soda, the color of the naturally colored cotton yarns will deepen.  The green cotton is especially affected by the alkalinity of the wash water. And, the colors will deepen over time.

Project Description:

  • 5 fingertip towels
  • 20 EPI, 20 PPI
  • 15” wide in the reed
  • Warp length 6 yards

Equipment Needed:

  • 4-shaft loom with at least 15” weaving width.
  • 10 dent reed.
  • A stick or boat shuttle and bobbins

Contents of Kit:

  • 1- 1.5 oz cone 10/2 American Maid unmercerized cotton yarn each: Natural White, Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Brown, Light Brown
  • 1- 400g cone: 2 ply Hemp (Natural or Bleach)

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four harness kit.

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Kitchen Set with a Sense of Place

September 20, 2019

Weave a whole set for your table with one loom set up!  Create 4 placemats and 4 napkins as well as a dishtowel.  The placemats are woven in rep weave, and the napkins and towels can be woven in plain weave, twill, or block weaves.  All you have to do after weaving the napkins and towels is to resley your loom to narrow the warp for the placemats. You can weave these on 2, 4, or 8+ harness looms.  Available in 4 colorways.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Two harness kit. 

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Sett Fiesta Kit

September 20, 2019

Weave a shawl and table runner from the same warp! Our own Tubular Spectrum Mercerized Cotton Yarn is sett differently for the durable and sturdy runner and the soft and supple shawl.      Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four harness kit.

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Color On Your Table Kit

September 20, 2019

Get ready for your next picnic with this stylish picnic cloth.  Enough yarn to weave 2 squares (approximately 32″ x 32″ finished) or one large rectangular cloth.  This cloth will brighten up any picnic.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is an Eight harness kit. 

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Scarves that Go Bump Kit

September 20, 2019

This kit contains enough yarn to weave 2 delightfully textured scarves (approximately 8” x 59” after washing).  The combination of merino wool and mercerized cotton yarns in both warp and weft produce a fabric that has a bumpy 3-dimensional texture.  These scarves look fabulous with a braided or twisted fringe edge, and adding a beaded edge can make these scarves twinkle!  These scarves should be just the beginning of your love affair with things that go bump in the night!

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four or Eight harness kit. 

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Seychelles Scarf Kit

September 20, 2019

Dreams of warm sand beaches and cool lagoons will fill your head as you weave and wear these lightweight, naturally colored scarves.  Enough  of our own American Maid™ cotton yarns to weave two long scarves (approximately 8″x 72″).  Available in green and brown colorways.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four or Eight harness kit. 

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Peaceful Rhythm Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

Weave with a Peaceful Rhythm.  This Kit contains all the yarns you need to make the 4 towels originally designed by Sarah Jackson.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Four harness kit. 

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