Star Spangled Towels


Just in time for your summer picnic!

Weave four towels that are as American as apple pie on your 8-shaft loom!   The overshot pattern is a modified “Star of Bethlehem”.  We have included yarn and instructions to make four DYNAMITE towels using our 10/2 and 5/2 Tubular Spectrum™  mercerized cotton yarns.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 16” x 29”.

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


Project Description:

  • 4 Towels, 8-harness draft
  • 24 EPI
  • Warp length: 5 yards (Allows for 36” loom (thrum) waste)
  • 19” in reed

Equipment Needed:

  • 8-harness Loom with at least 20-inch weaving width
  • 12 dent reed.
  • 2 boat shuttles and 3 bobbins
  • 10/2 Mercerized Bleached White Yarn: 3620 yards, 5/2 Mercerized Cobalt Yarn: 792 yards, 5/2 Mercerized 5 Red Yarn: 288 yards. Please note that “5 Red” is the name of the yarn included in this kit.  However, throughout the instructions, we will refer to Red instead of 5 Red.

Contents of Kit:

  • 1-1 lb 10/2 Tubular Spectrum mercerized cotton yarn: Bleach White
  • 1- 8 oz cone 5/2 mercerized cotton yarn: Cobalt
  • 1- 4 oz cone 5/2 mercerized cotton yarn: 5 Red

The overshot pattern is from Carol Strickler’s book:  A Weaver’s Book of 8-shaft Patterns, page 120.  Originally credited to Dianne Ney Totten.

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 7 × 6 in
Fabric Care



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