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“For all good things” Runner/Towels/Placemats Kit

September 9, 2020

This overshot name draft kit by dje Handwovens uses our very own American Maid™ natural color cotton yarns.

The natural color green or golden tan cottons used for the pattern get darker with washing! Warp length allows for 20″ thrum waste plus allowances for take-up, tie on. Maximum weaving length is 76″. Finished width: 13″

Kit makes either 4 placemats (13″ wide x 16.5″ Long) or 4 towels or one 72″ long runner—or any combination you decide!

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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 Towel Instructions

November 7, 2019

Instructions to make 4 beautiful and functional dishtowels.  Finished towels are approximately 17” x 28”.  The towels are threaded in a 4-harness rosepath threading, and can be woven in rosepath, twill or plain weave with a white solid weft for striped towels or with the Tubular Spectrum™ colors woven approximately as drawn in for beautiful plaid towels.

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Masters Towels Instructions

November 6, 2019

Taking our inspiration from our favorite artists (Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir and Ansel Adams) we designed this fun project for 4 generous, towels with 3 colors of Tubular Spectrum ™ yarn.  And you can choose your favorite colorway. 

Woven in 2 blocks of broken twill to create a visually complex towel that is fun and easy to weave.   Finished towels are approximately 16″ x 28″.

 

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Buff Towel Instructions

November 6, 2019

Instructions are written for 8 harness pattern, (4 harness pattern instructions are in parentheses),  and are written for 4 bath towels finished size: 48”x 28”, plus 36” loom waste.

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Hoppy Spring – Bunny and Towels

September 20, 2019

“Hoppy Spring”!

This adorable bunny is ready to hop into your heart!  The spring-time combination of green grass, colorful eggs and bunnies inspired us to make fabric and towels to match the spring-time season! Instructions for the towels and our own pattern for the bunny is included.

Choose your favorite from 3 combinations of kits or just the pattern!

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Basket Weave 4 Towel Instructions

September 20, 2019

Want a Color Gamp that is both functional and beautiful?  This is it! 8 colors from around our Tubular Spectrum Mercerized cotton plus enough white yarn to make 4 beautiful and functional basket weave dishtowels.  Finished towels are approximately 12.5” x 24”.  The 5/2 yarn is doubled in each dent and doubled when weaving to make a balanced basket weave structure.

You can find instructions for the 2 towel variation HERE!

To view more pictures, or to purchase the kit, please click HERE!

 

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Basket Weave Towel Instructions- 2 Towel- Rigid Heddle

September 20, 2019

Want a Color Gamp that is both functional and beautiful?  This is it! Finished towels are approximately 12.5” x 24”. The 5/2 yarn is doubled in each dent and doubled when weaving to make a balanced basket weave structure.

You can find instructions for the 4 towel variation HERE

To view more pictures or to purchase the kit, click HERE!

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Handmaidens Towel Instructions

September 20, 2019

These 4 towels are soft and absorbent!  Just what the Handmaiden ordered.  Three shades of our own American Maid™ Naturally Colored Cotton combine in an 8-harness weave with 2 twill-blocks to make a sophisticated towel that is fun and easy to weave.  The Dark Brown and Light Brown yarns will darken overtime instead of the usual fading. How wonderful is that? These yarns are beautiful together and we hope these lovely towels are as fun to weave as they are to use.

To view more pictures, or to purchase the kit, click HERE!

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Essential Towels Instructions

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!

To view more pictures, or to purchase the kit, please click HERE!

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Seaside Towels Instructions

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: 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:  Instructions 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”.

To view more photos, or to purchase the complete kit, click HERE!

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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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In the Buff Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

There is nothing like stepping out of a relaxing bath or a warm shower and wrapping yourself up in a soft, thick towel.  The sustainably grown, American Maid™ white cotton in this kit creates a bath towel that is thick and thirsty. Talk about warm fuzzies!  This kit contains enough yarn to weave 4 bath towels (approximately 48”x28”), or 3 generous bath sheets (approximately 62”x28”).

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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Handmaiden’s Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

These towels are soft and absorbent!  Just what the Handmaiden ordered.  Two colors of our own American Maid™ Naturally Colored Cotton and natural white yarn combine with just 2 blocks to make four sophisticated towels that are fun and easy to weave.   These are the softest towels you will ever create! Finished towels are approximately 22″x 30″.  Available in either Brown or Green Colorways.  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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Tubular Spectrum Towel

September 20, 2019

Create a set of towels using a rainbow of color to brighten your home!  19 brilliant colors combine with bleached white yarn to create four wonderful dishtowels.  The 4 towels are each approximately 20″x 30″ when finished.  The colors will stay bright for years, and will not bleed.

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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