Woven Towels

Is there anything better than a handwoven towel? Weaving towels is not only fun, it’s a great way to explore different weave structures and play with color in weaving. Find projects for weaving towels including waffle weave towels, twill towels, and overshot towels, as well as projects for 4-shaft looms, 8-shaft looms, and rigid-heddle looms.

Pattie Graver's beautiful overshot Bertha's Towels

Weaving Towels and Traditions

Thanksgiving is over, and while it’s still technically fall, I know many Americans are decorating their homes inside and out to prepare for winter and all the holidays it brings. Gone are the pumpkins, turkeys, and decorative orange leaves! In their place go snowmen, sleighs, and pine cones. In southern New Mexico the winter décor…

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The Trials and Triumphs of Learning to Weave

    Solola teacher Felicia demonstrates winding the heddle string Madelyn van der Hoogt Editor Emeritus, Handwoven weavingtoday.com The first time I saw weaving in process was in the main plaza of Oaxaca, Mexico. Sitting on the ground, a woman was weaving on a backstrap loom tied to a tree. As I watched, she dexterously…

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Merry Christmas in July!

    These Herringbone Twill towels by Ardis Arahood from our Winning Towels eBook are ideal for a Christmas in July celebration. Christina Garton Editor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com I don’t remember the first time I heard the term “Christmas in July.” After doing a very small amount of research (thank you Wikipedia) I was intrigued…

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Beating the Heat with Summer Weaving

    The vibrant and sunny Pure Delight Towels make for a perfect wedding gift to celebrate summer. Christina Garton Editor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com Though it is still very much spring in much of the Northern Hemisphere, my little bit of Southern New Mexico has been enjoying summer for the past month or so and…

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Weaving: A Universal Language

    Jenny Sennott's Moscow Nights Tea Towels are beautiful in every language! Christina Garton Editor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com Growing up I loved science fiction, and one of my absolute favorite television shows was Star Trek: The Next Generation. I loved the idea of a future where not only people travel the stars and have…

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A New eBook: Waffle Weave

    Bath set by Karen Tenney. A New eBook: Waffle Weave Madelyn van der Hoogt Editor Emeritus, Handwoven, and owner, The Weavers' School weavingtoday.com I remember the first time I saw a waffle-weave fabric. It looked soooo much like a Belgian waffle! It’s interesting that in England, waffle weave is called honeycomb. No one…

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The Importance of Towels

I had a slight panic attack the day before Thanksgiving. Even though I was fairly certain I had unpacked or at least sorted every box related to my kitchen and dining room something very important to cooking Thanksgiving dinner was missing: my collection of handwoven towels. How would I pull the pans out of the…

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Peerless, Tearless Linen

  To my mind, linen has always been the queen of fibers. (Perhaps silk is the empress.) Growing up with a parent and grandparents fresh from “the old country,” I was taught to prize fine linens because no family occasion could happen without them. As an adult, I also learned how much of my rural…

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New Free Huck eBook from Weaving Today

Master Huck Weave: 3 Free Huck Lace Weaving Patterns   There are few fabrics quite so elegant as lace. Delicate and gossamer, lace is one of those things that never really go out of style. Perhaps the reason for lace’s enduring popularity can be linked to the many different varieties available. Lace can be knit,…