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July 13, 2022 newsletter

Rustic Elegance Tea Towels Now Available in Cotton!

We’ve added a new version of our favourite Rustic Elegance Tea Towel kit to the shop. You can now get it in cotton or linen – your choice! Ginette took the Rustic Elegance pattern and wove the towels in cotton – they were so gorgeous that we thought we would create a kit in the cotton as well, so you could have 2 options for your loom. The same beautiful contemporary design using the magic of Huck, along with working with Colour and Weave in the weft, combine to create the same fabulous cloth – but in cotton!

I hope you are getting a chance to enjoy summer – we’re finally starting to see our garden exploding with colour and the promise of the fruit and vegetables to come.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner 
Weave structure: Huck lace
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Width in reed: 26½”
Reed: 12 dent

Each kit includes:

Weaving instructions (including draft)

2 cones of 8/2 cotton in Natural

1 cone each of 8/2 cotton in Charcoal, Dark Grey & Light Grey


Huck Lace Cotton Tea Towel – Mountain View

These bright, beautiful tea towels are so much fun to weave with all the delightful colours you get to play with. The Huck Lace also gives so many pops of colour where different colours of lace floats play together. With the warp giving you 8 towels to weave, you’ll be able to hide a few from the family so you have gifts ready and waiting should you have an unexpected event that requires one 😉

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Plain Weave & Huck Lace
Material: 8/2 Cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 25½”

Each kit includes:
Weaving instructions (including draft)
1 cone each of 8/2 Cotton in Dusty Blue, Lime, Plum, Taupe, Turmeric & Teal


Ask Jane – from our Knowledge Base Files

The detailed “how-to” of doing the tie-up on a Counter-Marche loom…

A counter-marche loom is like a jack loom and a sinking shed loom combined into one loom. That is why you have 2 setts of lamms. Your upper lamms act like a sinking shed loom and your lower lamms act as your rising shed loom or jack loom. That is why you have to tie-up both parts on a counter-marche. It is twice the tie-up as the other types of looms because you have to tie-up the lower lamms like a jack loom and the upper lamms as a counter-balance loom…..

Here is an example..

Let’s take the Huck tie-up from Season 5 Episode 3 pattern from the School of Weaving as an example. On page 4, I give you the mother of all tie-ups for Huck Treadling Rising Shed.

Treadle 1 is tied up to 1 and 3…so you tie those up to your lower lamms…that leaves 2 and 4 left over so you tie those to your upper lamms.

Treadle 2 is tied up to 2 and 4….so you tie those up to your lower lamms…that leaves 1 and 3 left over so you tie those to your upper lamms.

Treadle 3 is tied up to 1 and 2…so you tie those up to your lower lamms…that leaves 3 and 4 left over so you tie those to your upper lamms.

Treadle 4 is tied up to 3 and 4…so you tie those up to your lower lamms…that leaves 1 and 2 left over so you tie those to your upper lamms.

Treadle 5 is tied up to 1,2 and 3…so you tie those up to your lower lamms…that leaves 4 left over so you tie it to your upper lamms.

Treadle 6 is tied up to 2,3 and 4…so you tie those up to your lower lamms…that leaves 1 left over so you tie it to your upper lamms.

Treadle 7 is tied up to 1…so you tie it up to your lower lamm…that leaves 2,3 and 4 left over so you tie them to your upper lamms.

Treadle 8 is tied up to 4…so you tie it up to your lower lamm…that leaves 1,2 and 3 left over so you tie those to your upper lamms.

Does that make sense 🙂


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