Kitchen Towels on 24-shaftsThe guild's president's challenge for 2013 was to weave (or otherwise make) kitchen towels to be completed by the February 2014 monthly meeting.  To be honest, I had no interest in this challenge when it was announced last year.  I had so many other projects on my list to complete already that I initially chose not to participate.

But... with the purchase of my new-to-me 24-shaft loom, suddenly (once Christmas projects were complete, etc.) in January, kitchen towels seemed like a good exercise to become more familiar with my loom and with what 24-shafts can do in terms of structures on the same straight threading.


Warp: 10/2 mercerized white cotton set at 30epi

Weft: 10/2 unmercerized blue (denim made from 2 different blues)

Width on loom: 16"

Length of warp: 7 yards

Completed towels: 10 approximately 16"x22"

For the drafts, I downloaded a number of .wif files from  I used some of the drafts for the body of the towels and tried others out for accents.  I wove all the hems in doubleweave - some in doubleweave twill, some in double-plainweave.  Handling the hems this way made it possible to turn the hems into the towel so that both faces of the finished towel could be considered the 'right' side.

Kitchen Towels

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