4-shaft Loom Weaving Projects and Patterns

Master Weaving Fundamentals with Free Four-Shaft Weaving Projects!

There’s so much you can accomplish with just four shafts! Weaving on the 4-shaft loom opens the door to weaving with great technique. And you won’t believe what you can accomplish: color and weave effects, twill, huck, lace, overshot and more!

In honor of the amazing, versatile four-shaft loom, Weaving Today has compiled four beautiful free 4-shaft weaving projects, available to you in this downloadable eBook. See the possibilities of 4-shaft weaving come to life with these patterns for handwoven dish towels and napkins.

Beginners will find the projects easy to follow, with detailed instructions and images to help you make the most of your four-shaft loom. Experienced weavers will love the opportunity to advance their skills while creating a quick, beautiful project to show off.

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Discover new favorite weaving projects for your four shaft loom
Unlock the potential of your 4-shaft loom with these free weaving projects.

What’s Inside?

New to 4-shaft weaving or looking for some new projects to weave? Weaving Today’s new eBook has four creative 4-shaft projects to whet your weaving appetite–plus a few bonus variations for you to play with.

You’ll work with a variety of fibers and weave structures to create beautiful, functional towels for your home, while expanding your 4-shaft weaving skills!

Towels are perfect for weavers looking to learn a new technique or weave structure, and you can get all the variety you need with just four shafts. Shaft envy, begone!

This handwoven towel project is woven on a four-shaft loom.

How to Weave a Twill Towel

Simple Twill Towels by Margaret Gaynes

Towels are a perennial favorite weaving project, because each towel on any given warp can be woven with a different weft color, treadling, or stripe sequence to create a varied but coordinating towel set. Handwoven towels make perfect gifts, too; everyone can always use more towels. This project will teach you the basics of weaving twill towels on a four-shaft loom.

Learn to design stripes on a 4-shaft loom with this free weaving project.

How to Weave a Napkin

Dutch Flag Napkins by Ericka de Ruiter

Handwoven napkins are sure to bring a personal and unique touch to any dinner or special occasion. Whether you’re looking to learn a new technique, weave a special gift or create a set of colorful napkins for your own table, napkins are always a fun and gratifying project. This project will teach you how to design an attractive stripe sequence, a skill you can carry with you to countless future weaving projects.

In this weaving project, experience natural cottons and linen to create functional handwoven towels.

Free Dishcloth Weaving Patterns

Kitchen Towels in Four All-Natural Fibers by Kate Lange-McKibben

It is an amazing experience to weave the same towels in four different all-natural yarns: pearl & unmercerized cotton, pure linen, and a cotton/linen blend (cottolin). Variations in texture, color, lint-producing capacity, draw-in, shrinkage, hand, and absorbency all come into play. Choose a yarn to explore or weave coordinated sets of towels in all four yarns to test their absorbency and durability in your kitchen.

Handwoven towels are perfect for experimenting with weave structure and color on a four-shaft loom.

Free Towel Weaving Patterns for Four-Shaft Loom

Selections from Twelve Months, Twelve Weaves, Twelve Towels by Karen Folland

Towels make an ideal format for studying different weave structures. Patterned borders and lace textures are yours for the experimenting! Practice overshot and turned monk’s belt in the two towels included in this eBook. These towels were selected from a project where a weaving study group wove a different towel every month for a year. Project includes tips for your own weaving study group!

Whatever you’ll be weaving on your 4-shaft loom, you’ll find this resource helpful.

Along with your free tutorial, you will also receive a free membership to our online Weaving Today community!

These handwoven towel weaving projects are perfect for learning the four-shaft loom.