Magical Metamorphosis Napkin Instructions


Here are the instructions to make the fabulous napkins designed by Cynthia Newman.  These large dinner napkins with their off-set asymmetric design and border allow for creative folding ideas. Different colors in the napkin can be featured throughout the folding. Match your décor and make a statement as you enjoy a fabulous meal with friends.  Whet both your appetite and your eye as you “sett” your table!

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This project is an Eight harness design.

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Project Description:

  • 4 Napkins (approximately 17.5” x 17.5” (hemmed))
  • 8 Shaft Broken Twill Blocks
  • 26 epi
  • 8 harness
  • 20” wide in reed, 3.5-yard warp

Equipment needed:

  • 8 shaft loom with at least 21” weaving width
  • 1 shuttle, 3 bobbins
  • 15 dent reed
  • Warp Yarn: Tubular Spectrum™ 10/2 mercerized cotton (4200 yd/lb). Black 266 yd; Middle Gray 84 yd; Burnt Umber 336 yd; Copper 756 yd; 5 Blue 126 yd; 5 Red Purple 266 yd.
  • Weft Yarn: Tubular Spectrum™ 10/2 mercerized cotton (4200 yd/lb); Black 890 yd; Very Dark Gray 497 yd; Middle Gray 62 yd.

Total Yarn needed:

  • 1-1.5 oz cone Tubular Spectrum mercerized yarn each: Middle Gray, Burnt Umber, 5 Red Purple, 5 Blue
  • 1- 4 oz cone Tubular Spectrum mercerized yarn each: Copper, Very Dark Gray
  • 1- 8 oz cone Tubular Spectrum Mercerized yarn: Black

Errata:  If you have a previous version of these instructions, please note that on page 5, the number of treadling repeats for the dark gray blocks should be 9x instead of 6x.  The instructions are updated in your account if you have previously purchased these instructions.

Our Master Weaver Series highlight the inspiring talents of Master Weavers.  We have worked with these amazing hand-crafters to bring you stunning kits made from high quality yarns.

Cynthia Newman
Cynthia Newman, Master Weaver

Cynthia Newman designed these magical, foldable Napkins. Cynthia enjoys the contrast between her rural lifestyle and designs influenced by her urban childhood.  Her inspiration comes from modern, industrial design and architecture.  Attracted to repetitive patterns found in large cargo ships, bridges, machines and grain silos, she translates the patterns into her weavings.  Cynthia received Master Weaver certification from Handweavers Guild of America in 2018; recently completed work as a Look Development Textile Designer for a feature film; was awarded Best Technical Excellence for Color Blocks I, II & III in Weaving Guilds of Oregon traveling exhibition in 2018. Her studio is in northeast Oregon.

For more information on how to care for these yarns, please go to: YARN CARE




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