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May 14, 2024 Newsletter

Buckens & Owls

Rabbit Holes…..are such wonderful places to fall into 🙂

This project came about because I couldn’t climb out of one. In Season 7 of the School of Weaving I created my first episode on M’s & O’s and loved it. After it aired I was sent a wonderful article written by Harriet Tidball in 1957 that provided an alternative method of drafting it. I took that drafting method and added Colour and Weave sequences to it in Seasons 7 and Season 8 and then started weaving it with Huck tie-ups and Bronson Lace treadling styles.

I want to thank Marilynn Cowgill for sending the article, David Schulz for reminding me about the article and Arlene Kohut for driving me into the Huck and Lace lane on the great highway of M’s & O’s and of course Harriet Tidball for her brilliant draft and Margaret Windeknecht who’s C&W studies have kept me going for years.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: M’s & O’s threading variation
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 9 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 8 dent
EPI: 16
Weaving width: 24.5″
Finished Dimensions: 20″ X 26″


More Towel Kits

The magic that dark/light creates in a woven cloth that never fails to draw us in 😉 And often, a slight splash of bright colour adds a touch of “polish” to the final graphic. We are delighted to add Buckens & Owls to our dark/light tea towel family of Oslo, Rustic Elegance, Alfresco and Garibaldi Flats. All these tea towels are happy being put to work in any kitchen, no matter what colours they’ll get to “play” with.

Oslo

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: Huck Lace
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 6 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4
Reed: 12 dent
EPI: 18
Weaving width: 24.5″
Finished Dimensions: 21″ X 25-27″


Rustic Elegance in Cotton

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: 26.5”
Reed: 12 dent


Alfresco

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Weave structure: Turned Twill Weave
Material: 8/2 cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 8
Reed: 12 dent
Weaving width: 21″
Finished Dimensions: 26″ X 19″


Garibaldi Flats

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Weave structure: 4 shaft Twill or 8 shaft Turned Twill
Material: 8/2 Cotton
Each kit makes: 8 Tea Towels

Loom requirements:
Shafts: 4 or 8
Reed: 10 dent
Weaving width: 24″


From Our Inbox

Ruth Mueller from Coldstream, BC has sent us photos of her adaption to our Garibaldi Flats pattern. Thank you, Ruth! This pattern gives you lots of room to “play” while creating your design with either the 4-shaft or 8-shaft pattern that comes with the kit.


Here are my tea towels in blues for friends.

Ruth Mueller


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